McGraw Elementary - Mastery Charter School

Your Neighborhood School in East Camden

McGraw is a K-5 elementary school in East Camden serving 340 students and their families.

We’re among the top ten schools in Camden for math proficiency (grades 3-8). When it comes to reading, Mastery K-2 students in Camden are surpassing reading growth expectations and students in grades 3-5 are growing faster than their peers nationally.

Elementary school at Mastery is just the starting point. We proudly offer academic excellence from crayons to cap and gown! Our students have the opportunity to automatically attend our East Camden Middle School, then Mastery High School of Camden, giving them a full K-12 Mastery experience.

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

Stop by and visit us any time!

 

350

Students

K-5

Grades

10:1

Student/Teacher Ratio

Our School

  • Among the top ten schools in Camden for math proficiency
  • K-2 students are surpassing reading growth expectations as measured by a national assessment (F&P)*
  • Students in grades 3-5 are growing faster than their peers nationally in Reading (MAP)*
  • Two teachers in K-2 Literacy classes

* across the Mastery Schools of Camden network

  • Play in K & 1st helps students learn social-emotional skills like self-awareness, empathy and conflict resolution
  • Art, physical education, recess and Spanish
  • Weekly community meetings and Student Recognition Awards

We offer free aftercare until 6 p.m. and a a variety of after-school activities and clubs, including:

  • Tutoring, Art Club, Board Games Club, Choir, Doubledutch Club, Girls Book Club, Homework Club, Monarch Dance, Robotics Club, Football

We also partner with several community groups to bring fun, unique opportunities to students.

  • Settlement Music Group teaches students how to sing and play instruments
  • Campbell’s Soup – 4th graders participate in their Cooking Matters program and 5th graders participate in their Career Ambassadors program
  • Monthly events for families
    • Muffins with Mom
    • Donuts with Dad
    • Father-Daughter Dance
    • Student Achievement Banquets
    • African American History Assembly
    • Hispanic Heritage Festival
    • Math Game Family Night

We also host activities and workshops to give parents tips and tricks to help their children with their schoolwork.

Our Team

Danielle Horowitz, School Leader

[email protected]

Danielle Horowitz serves as the proud principal of Mastery McGraw Elementary after serving as the assistant principal of instruction for 5 years. She has been an educator for over a decade. She started her teaching career as an English teacher in Chile before returning to the United States to be a 6th grade teacher in Philadelphia.

 

Mrs. Horowitz’s (or Mrs. H’s) decision to become an educator was inspired by her mom’s 27 year career as a special educator. She believes that every one of our McGraw students is mighty and magnificent. She’s honored to lead a staff that believes this wholeheartedly as well. Together in partnership with the East Camden community, the McGraw team will continue to collectively disrupt the million different ways that inequity shows up in education, and work toward the Mastery mission to prepare students for postsecondary success and the ability to pursue their dreams.

 

Mrs. Horowitz has a bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College in both Spanish and Government & Law and a master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania. On the weekends, Mrs. Horowitz and her husband enjoy spending quality time with friends and family.

If you have questions about:

School Contact Person

Contact Information (email and phone number)

My child’s academic performance

Emily Collins (K-2)

Angel Piña- (habla espanol) (3-5)

[email protected]

609-491-0540

[email protected]

215-341-0178

Attendance, Early Dismissals, Lateness

Jackie Moreno (habla espanol)

[email protected]

856-839-6957

Health and medical concerns/COVID-related concerns

Valerie Aviles (habla espanol)

[email protected]

609-850-1711

Arrival or dismissal/Lunch

Tianna Kilgore

[email protected]

856-298-6081

Discipline concerns/Uniforms

Tianna Kilgore

[email protected]

856-298-6081

Wellness/social work supports

Frances Gonzalez

[email protected]

267-605-2579

Events and trips

Tianna Kilgore

[email protected]

856-298-6081

Transportation

Maribel Velez (habla espanol)

[email protected]

856-839-6165

Supports for a student with an IEP

Lisa Lundstedt

[email protected]

856-261-0662

Scheduling

Danielle Horowitz (habla espanol)

[email protected]

856-298-9942

Registration

Jackie Moreno (habla espanol)

[email protected]

856-839-6957

Athletics and After-School Programs

Mildred Rojas (habla espanol)

[email protected]

856-298-0473

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
ValerieAvilesAssistant School Leader/Director of Operations - Elementary School[email protected]
MelissaBoasScience Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
TianaBrownTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
JeanetteBunchCulture Assistant[email protected]
EricaCarmichaelSupport Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
LatonyaChapmanDean[email protected]
SaraChung-JohnsonTeaching Assistant - Relay Resident[email protected]
RaquelCintron-CardozoSpanish Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
EmilyCollinsAssistant School Leader of Instruction - Elementary School[email protected]
LaurenCordreySpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
RebekahCuthbertsonScience Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
DanielleFarmerTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
CharmaineGilesSchool Leader - Elementary School[email protected]
FrancesGonzalezSocial Worker[email protected]
DanielleHorowitzPrincipal - Elementary School[email protected]
LaToyaHunterTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
ArielJamisonTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
TiannaKilgoreAssistant School Leader of School Culture - Elementary School[email protected]
ChelseaLastiqueTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
FrancescaLeeTeaching Assistant - Elementary School[email protected]
LeticiaLeon-ponceSpecialized Services Classroom Assistant (Part-Time)[email protected]
SaidieLopezTeaching Assistant - Elementary School[email protected]
GriseldaLopez-MendezTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
AmandaLorenzTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
JenaLukisTeaching Assistant - Elementary School[email protected]
MelissaLundstedtLead Case Manager[email protected]
AthenaMarkakisArt Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
JamesMcDonnellTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
StephanieMcDuffieTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
JackieMorenoAdministrative Assistant[email protected]
ChristinaPaceTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
AllisonPadronTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
AngelPinaApprentice Assistant School Leader - Instruction[email protected]
JadePintoTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
LarryRamirezTeaching Assistant - Elementary School[email protected]
LaurenRamirezPhysical Education Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
GrennyRamosESL Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
AllisonRanckESL Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
AaronRhockTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
JenniferRobertsSpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
MildredRojasCommunity Engagement Manager[email protected]
KristenSaggiomoSpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
NancyScelfoSpecialized Services Teacher - KAPS[email protected]
CheyenneSmithGuest Teaching Assistant[email protected]
ShereetaStroudTeaching Assistant - Elementary School[email protected]
JoyceThornsberrySupport Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
MeghanTimkoSupport Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
JoAnnaVandersliceSpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
MaribelVelezAdministrative Assistant[email protected]
KristaVenafroTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
DanaWhiteTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
JasmineWilliamsSpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
SabriahWrightSpecialized Services Classroom Assistant (Part-Time)[email protected]

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"I just love the communication between the parents and the teachers and the school."
-Yonita Martin, Mastery Parent