Grover Cleveland Elementary - Mastery Charter School

Your Neighborhood School in Tioga

Welcome to Mastery Charter School Grover Cleveland Elementary, recognized by the School District of Philadelphia for 4 consecutive years of academic growth! (SPR 2018-19)

We’re a K-8 school in the Tioga community of North Philadelphia, offering 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.

Our five core values are respect, responsibility, hard work, teamwork and kindness.

Students have the opportunity to automatically attend our Simon Gratz High, giving them the full K-12 Mastery experience.

At Cleveland, we believe in the greatness within each of our students. With love and high expectations, we support them in finding their own paths to success.

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Our School

  • Students come to school excited to start their day with their laptop in hand.  
  • The day starts with free breakfast.
  • Students are greeted by their teacher and head to their classroom for morning meeting.  
  • We value reading.  Students have at least 2-3 hours of reading where they work in small groups with the teacher.  
  • Students have classes in math, social studies, and science.
  • Students head back to the cafeteria to enjoy free lunch.
  • Afterwards, students enjoy free play or structured recess.
  • Students engage in art, physical education, music or foreign language. We are proud to educate the whole child at Mastery.
  • Once the school day is over, students may stay to participate in clubs or the aftercare program.  

Learn more about our K-12 Approach.

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

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Book Club
  • Boys Mentoring Club
  • Cheerleading
  • Fitness Training
  • Flag Football
  • Foreign Language Club
  • Girls Mentoring Club
  • Lego Club
  • Math Club
  • Running Club
  • STEM Enrichment

Grover Cleveland Elementary serves students in the Nicetown/Tioga area who live in the school’s attendance zone within the 19140 zip code. We give preference to students with siblings currently attending the school.

The school cannot enroll students living outside of its attendance zone, even if they reside within the listed 19140 zip code.

Our Team

Allison Grundy, Principal

Allison Grundy serves as the principal at Grover Cleveland. Ms. Grundy is proud to lead at Grover Cleveland which fosters bold, courageous, capable and honest leaders by creating a joyful place of learning where education is sacred, and students fell loved and supported.
Ms. Grundy was a founding teacher at Grover Cleveland where she taught special education and first grade. She went on to serve as the Assistant Principal of Specialized Services and Assistant Principal of Instruction for grade K-2.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts in History and Women and Gender Studies from the University of Oregon and her Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Through the Relay Graduate School of Education’s National Principals Academy Fellowship, she has earned her principal certificate.

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If you have questions about:School Contact PersonContact Information (email and phone number)
My child’s academic performanceK-2 Mrs. Soley, K-2 API
3-8 STEM Mr. Tartar, STEM API
3-8 Humanities Mrs. March, Humanities API
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Attendance, Early Dismissals, LatenessMs. Malson, Administrative Assistant[email protected]
Health and medical concerns/COVID-related concernsMs. Wakefield, Operations Assistant[email protected]
Arrival or dismissal/LunchMs. Pena, APSC[email protected]
Discipline concerns/UniformsMs. Pena, APSC[email protected]
Wellness/social work supportsMr. O and Ms. Stokes, Social Workers[email protected]
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Events and tripsMs. Pena, APSC[email protected]
TransportationMrs. Haughey, APO[email protected]
Supports for a student with an IEPMr. W, APSC and Ms. Dixon, LCM[email protected]
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RegistrationMs. Malson, Administrative Assistant[email protected]
Athletics and After-School ProgramsMr. Curry, Athletic Director and Mr. Wallace After-School Program Manager[email protected]
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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
ClarindaAlcarezSupport Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
DavidBellEnglish Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
AntonioBonaddioSpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
BryanniaBongiorniSupport Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
OliviaBookerSupport Teacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
MontezBrownSupport Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
LaurenByrdTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
LaurenCarterReading Specialist - Elementary School[email protected]
AndreChinDean[email protected]
LaurenCommodariPhysical Education Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
MichaelConroySpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
EricaCruzTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
DominiqueCurryTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
ShemilaEdwardsScience Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
FayolaFosterTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
VincentGarrettDean[email protected]
NiliGleatonHistory Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
SeanGrandisonMusic Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
AllisonGrundyPrincipal - Elementary School[email protected]
MelissaHallMath Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
MicheleHaugheyAssistant Principal/Director of Operations - Elementary School[email protected]
CatrinaHogueSpecialized Services Case Manager - Elementary School[email protected]
JaydaHubbardSupport Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
MissyHudsonClassroom Clinician[email protected]
Ewura-AbaIdunTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
KhalifJacksonMath Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
MeganJohnstonTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
MelissaJonesTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
ShakeraJonesDean[email protected]
DonielleKellyEnglish Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
ShaniceKilpatrickTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
RachelKingEnglish Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
ZacharyKnoxPhysical Education Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
ChelseaLossTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
CarolineLynchSpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
AngelaMalsonAdministrative Assistant[email protected]
MelissaMarazasMath Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
KatherineMarchesielloAssistant Principal of Instruction - Elementary School[email protected]
MarissaMcGarrellSupport Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
SarahMinottSpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
AaronMoDavisArt Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
SarahNewellTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
AmandaNievesSpecialized Services Classroom Assistant (Part-Time)[email protected]
CrystalNortonProgram Manager[email protected]
TalOxenbergSocial Worker[email protected]
YanessyPenaEnglish Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
YaritzaPenaAssistant Principal of School Culture - Elementary School[email protected]
AngiraPettit-PickensTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
AdrianPrawlSpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
AngelaPressleyTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
WhitneyProvianoEnglish Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
LashayRileyMath Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
KalimahRobinsonTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
AkliluSharpDean[email protected]
ElizabethShawSupport Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
SharnieceShufordClassroom Counselor[email protected]
NicholeSimsTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
AmandaSmithTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]rg
MelissaSoleyAssistant Principal of Instruction - Elementary School[email protected]
JamieStokesSocial Worker[email protected]
MaxTartarAssistant Principal of Instruction - Elementary School[email protected]
EricTurnerSupport Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
AlysiaWakefieldOperations Manager[email protected]
RasheenWallaceDean[email protected]
ScottWeischedelAssistant Principal of Specialized Services - Elementary School[email protected]
EleanorWentworthTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
PorshaWesleyTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
LatiiseWilkinsLead Case Manager[email protected]

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