MESSAGE FROM OUR SUPERINTENDENT, FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
ScholarMade Achievement Place at the Historic Mitchell Building in Central Little Rock opened its doors to nearly 300 students in August 2018. It has been a priceless journey and a movement of restoration. It was exciting to see the building come back to life and to experience the joy that children bring! Built in 1908, the year that Thurgood Marshall was born, it is symbolic of battles fought for choice.
The majestic building overlooks a beautiful community. It is a testament that all children, regardless of their economic status, instructional needs, or previous academic challenges, they can find a place at ScholarMade – a place where teachers and parents work together to move children to Be More and Achieve More.
Dr. Phillis N. Anderson, Founder, CEO, Superintendent
This Place Matters. This opportunity matters. This school matters. This community matters. We have ignited a fresh vision in school choice and are closing opportunity gaps for our children. Our name, ScholarMade, is a constant call to remember that all children are valuable, and all children can be brilliant. Our educational mission is to cultivate Scholars who will be equipped to solve academic and societal problems.
We want to partner with those who have a heart for children, the moral courage to disrupt mediocrity, and the desire to influence others to rethink the possibilities of what a child can become.
Meet the People who are
leading our mission work
Our People understand that leading Scholarmade is challenging work. Our People are resilient, love learning, and are committed to our teachers, families, scholars and communities. Our People serve so that our Scholars can #DoMore and #BeMore.
Senior Director of Achievement Founding Staff
Carmen Pruitt, Esq.
Chief of Staff
Mr. Kelvin Johnson,
Emotional Intelligence Coordinator
Transportation and Facility Coordinator
Ivy Hill Academy
Nichols Intermediate Academy
Prodigy Preparatory Academy
Vanessa Vance, Director of Compliance
Hazel Harris, Principal
Larrissa Williams, School Director
Kelvin Johnson, School Director
Larry Williams, Math and Science Coach
Larrane Williams, Literacy Coach
Delano Whitfield, Director of School Culture
Lawrence Gilbert, Emotional Intelligence Program Manager
Cleodis Colbert, Student Support Services Coordinator
Justin Lindsey, Enrollment Coordinator