Clymer Elementary - Mastery Charter School

Academic Excellence. Joyful Classrooms.

Welcome to Clymer Elementary, a K-6 school in the Nicetown/Tioga community in North Philadelphia! We offer academic excellence in a fun, joyful environment. From math to music, and reading to field trips, our students receive a well-rounded education from loving teachers and leaders.

Clymer is a joyful, structured community where everyone loves to grow and learn.

Clymer students have the opportunity to automatically attend our Gratz Prep Middle and Simon Gratz High, giving them the full K-12 Mastery experience.

Stop by and visit us any time!







Our School

  • Students arrive to school excited to start their day with their laptops in hand
  • Free breakfast
  • Fun morning meeting to get students ready to learn
  • 2-3 hours of reading instruction in small groups with the teacher
  • Math, social studies and science
  • Free lunch
  • Free play or structured recess
  • Art, physical education, and dance for all students
  • Once the school day is over, students may stay on campus to participate in clubs or the aftercare program.  
  • Participants of the fresh fruit and vegetables program providing students with a daily healthy snack

Learn more about our K-12 Approach.

We offer a variety of after-school activities and clubs, including:

  • Softball
  • Board Game Club
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag Football
  • Homework Club

Clymer Elementary uniforms are available for purchase at Kid City locations listed below. Feel free to call prior to arriving to ensure uniform shirts are in stock.

Kid City

4600 Roosevelt Blvd.

Philadelphia, PA 19124

(215) 289-8501

Kid City

2419 S. 24th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19145

(215) 334-5173

Kid City

2327 Cottman Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19149

(215) 538-2192

Families will have the opportunity to purchase a uniform shirt at a discounted rate of $5 at our Back to School BBQ on August 19th. After the BBQ, shirt prices will increase.

At Clymer Elementary, students in grades K-6 wear a navy blue polo shirt with the Mastery logo and tan, khaki, or navy blue uniform pants. Students may also choose to wear a navy blue crew neck sweatshirt or sweater with the Mastery Logo.

Clymer Elementary serves students in the Nicetown/Tioga area who live in the school’s attendance zone within the 19133 zip code.  

The school cannot enroll students living outside of its attendance zone, even if they reside within the listed 19133 zip code. 

Our Team

Heather Scheg, Principal

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Heather Scheg is the proud principal of Clymer Elementary. She loves to watch students and staff grow and learn, and enjoys building relationships in the community.

Before joining Clymer, Ms. Scheg worked as the assistant principal of instruction at Mastery’s Shoemaker Campus in West Philadelphia and a math teacher at Mariana Bracetti Academy, a charter school in Kensington.

She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Special Education and Math minor from West Chester University and later earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Chestnut Hill College. After moving many times while growing up, she’s thrilled to call Philadelphia home and plant roots at Clymer Elementary.

Ms. Scheg is grateful to partner with such incredible people – families, staff and students – to ensure Clymer is a joyful, structured community where everyone loves to grow and learn!

If you have questions about:School Contact PersonContact Information (email and phone number)
My child’s academic performanceK-2 Jaime Halpert K-2
3-6 Crystal Hercules
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Attendance, Early Dismissals, LatenessMarissa Burwell[email protected]
Health and medical concerns/COVID-related concernsShanna Teschner[email protected]
Arrival or dismissal/LunchShanna Teschner[email protected]
Discipline concerns/UniformsMarissa Burwell[email protected]
Wellness/social work supportsAndrea Durnell-Grady
Katherine Schoen
Annemarie Sullivan
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Events and tripsShanna Teschner[email protected]
TransportationEugenia Belenky
Shanna Teschner
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Supports for a student with an IEPMary Beth Elberfeld[email protected]
SchedulingShanna Teschner[email protected]
RegistrationAaron Randall[email protected]
Athletics and After-School ProgramsGregory Shaw[email protected]

Our staff is available to support you and your child throughout their school experience. We are available to meet with families and answer questions via the email addresses listed here.


First NameLast NamePositionEmail
GaniyuAdekunleDean[email protected]
AshleyArringtonTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
CandaceBarnhillTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
ClintonBarnhillPhysical Education Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
AlexandraBeckerTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
ZuriBirdTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
AmyBloodworthSpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
SimoneBrooksDean[email protected]
AshleyBrownSupport Teacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
MarissaBurwellAssistant Principal of School Culture - Elementary School[email protected]
DominiqueBynoe-SullivanTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
KarenChavis-LeaphartSpecialized Services Classroom Assistant LIM (Part-Time)[email protected]
AnnaColemanDean[email protected]
NadirahCubiletteTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
JamesDavisBuilding Engineer[email protected]
ArlenaDiepMath Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
ElizabethDonleyTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
AndreaDurnell-GradySocial Worker[email protected]
AbigailEgeArt Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
Mary BethElberfeldAssistant Principal of Specialized Services - Elementary School[email protected]
ChannellFauntroyDean[email protected]
TierraFernandezTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
JessicaFinleyTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
SelemeGilchristDean[email protected]
JohnGroceTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
JaimeHalpertAssistant Principal of Instruction - Elementary School[email protected]
ChristopherHamptonSupport Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
DestiniHasonDance Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
LynwoodHayesSpecialized Services Classroom Assistant (Part-Time)[email protected]
TykishaHendricksTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
CrystalHerculesAssistant Principal of Instruction - Elementary School[email protected]
BobbiHoggardTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
AmberImmTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
RashawnJaridoDean[email protected]
TiffanyJoynesTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
SarahKatzianerSpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
JulienLebronTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
JennyLee KubanoffSpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
ArielMartinezEnglish Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
LauraMasciantonioTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
KurtMontgomeryTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
BettinaMooreSpecialized Services Teacher LIM - Elementary School[email protected]
DevanMylesSpecialized Services Classroom Assistant (Part-Time)[email protected]
EricaNelsonSpecialized Services Teacher LIL - High School[email protected]
AaronRandallAdministrative Assistant[email protected]
KenyaRicksSupport Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
NyeelahRousseauDean[email protected]
HeatherSchegPrincipal - Elementary School[email protected]
KatherineSchoenSocial Worker[email protected]
GregoryShawClassroom Counselor[email protected]g
KarenSherlockSpecialized Services Case Manager LIM - Elementary School[email protected]
KenyaSingletonGuest Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
ZoeSturgesSupport Teacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
AnnemarieSullivanSocial Worker[email protected]
LaneeshaSullivanIntervention Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
ElisaSuro-CipolloniIntervention Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
ShannaTeschnerAssistant Principal/Director of Operations - Elementary School[email protected]
ZacharyTwymanTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
RuthVincent-WashingtonTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
TiyanaWisdomSpecialized Services Classroom Assistant (Part-Time)[email protected]