Molina Upper Elementary - Mastery Charter School

Your Neighborhood School in Camden

Molina Upper is a neighborhood elementary school serving 480 students and their families in grades 3-8. We are in the top ten schools in Camden for both math and English Language Arts proficiency (grades 3-8).

One of the things our students enjoy most is our brand new gym where they have PE classes, play sports and do other extracurricular activities. Students get free breakfast and lunch. We also have an aftercare program.

Our students have the opportunity to automatically attend Mastery High School of Camden, giving them a full K-12 Mastery experience.

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

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Our School

  • Among the top ten schools in Camden for math and English Language Arts proficiency (grades 3-8)
  • Bilingual students receive extra support to develop literacy in both English and Spanish
  • Students are recognized and celebrated school-wide for honor roll, other academic successes and leadership

  • Fun morning meeting gets students ready to learn
  • Recess every day
  • Art, music, Spanish, physical education and field trips

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

Girl and Boy Scouts • Student Council • Graphic Design
Scrabble Club • Reading Club • Architecture • Craft Club
Movie Club • Mentoring and Tutoring • Baseball • Basketball
Cheerleading • Volleyball • Golf • Soccer • Homework Help

  •  Molina Upper  uniforms are available for purchase at Uniform City in downtown Camden 721 Broadway, Camden, NJ 08103. Feel free to call (856) 963-7680 to check store hours before arriving.
  • All families receive a free uniform voucher from the school at the beginning of each school year. This is redeemable at Uniform City Please call the Molina Upper Front desk to schedule a time to pick up at 856-966-8970 or stop by 601 Vine St, Camden NJ 08103 to receive your child’s voucher. Vouchers are typically available at the end of July for the upcoming school year after the appropriate documentation is completed .
  • At Molina Upper, students in grades 3-8 wear a Navy blue polo with the Mastery logo. All students may wear navy bottoms and the shoes of their choice.

Our Team

Rickia Reid, Principal

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Rickia Reid has served as the principal of Mastery Molina Upper Elementary School since 2015. In her first year as principal, the school doubled proficiency rates in Math and English Language Arts on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam. Each year since, Mastery Molina has increased its number of students scoring proficient on the PARCC English Language Arts exam.

Prior to becoming principal at Molina, Ms. Reid was principal at Simon Gratz Mastery Charter School in Philadelphia (2013 – 2015), during which time the school increased student attendance rates and Keystone Literacy exam scores. She’s also served as an assistant principal of Instruction, 8th grade team lead, Geometry teacher, and 8th grade math teacher.

She has been an educator since 2002 and is a recipient of the Philadelphia 76ers Game Changer Award for leaders who mentor the next generation of innovators.

Principal Reid grew up in Philadelphia and attended Strawberry Mansion High School.

If you have questions about:School Contact PersonContact Information (email and phone number)
My child’s academic performanceChelsea Ringen
Gina Post (habla espanol)
Brooke Honeyford
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Attendance, Early Dismissals, LatenessDanielys Aponte[email protected]
Health and medical concerns/COVID-related concernsNurse Harry?[email protected]
Arrival or dismissal/LunchMarisol Nunez[email protected]
Discipline concerns/UniformsJolon McNeil[email protected]
Wellness/social work supportsBrooke or a SW?[email protected]
Events and tripsJolon McNeil[email protected]
TransportationMarisol Nunez[email protected]
Supports for a student with an IEPBrooke Honeyford[email protected]
SchedulingMarisol Nunez[email protected] 215-704-6019
RegistrationMarisol Nunez[email protected] 215-704-6019
Athletics and After-School ProgramsMarcie Tanner[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
DanielysAponteAttendance Coordinator (Part-Time)[email protected]
JeffArkainnoPhysical Education Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
KristinBellamyTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
AmberBerkemeijerEnglish Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
DominiqueBonoTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
LisaBorreggineESL Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
LeslieCherryEnglish Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
DaanyaallColemanDean[email protected]
CarrieDanielsEnglish Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
DesireeDatilHistory Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
RubensDextraClassroom Counselor (Part-Time)[email protected]
IrmaDiazBilingual Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
AllisonDurhamMath Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
ErinFarrellTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
JayahFelicianoTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
MichaelGilesMath Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
MarcusGonzalezESL Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
SeoulGunter-KingClassroom Counselor (Part-Time)[email protected]
RailaHarveySpanish Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
ToykaHendersonTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
ChristianaHicksClassroom Clinician[email protected]
BrookeHoneyfordAssistant School Leader of Specialized Services - Middle School[email protected]
PaulaHunterSpecialized Services Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
MyasiaJohnsonDean[email protected]
AmberKarichnerSpecialized Services Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
SummerKeenanSocial Worker[email protected]
SherryLanderTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
TarekeLeakTeaching Assistant - Elementary School[email protected]
MarcellusManningIntervention Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
ChristinaMartinTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
MagalyMartinezSpecialized Services Classroom Assistant (Part-Time)[email protected]
VanessaMartinezAdministrative Assistant (Part-Time)[email protected]
JolonMcNeilAssistant School Leader of School Culture - Middle School[email protected]
TamiaMurphyScience Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
StephenMuscelliTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
MarisolNunezAssistant School Leader/Director of Operations - Elementary School[email protected]
WandaPerezTeaching Assistant - Elementary School[email protected]
GinaPostAssistant School Leader of Instruction - Middle School[email protected]
CianePringleEnglish Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
RickiaReidPrincipal - Middle School[email protected]
ChelseaRingenAssistant School Leader of Instruction - Elementary School[email protected]
JasonRodriguezCulture Assistant[email protected]
ElisabethRuffTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
StephanieSaleraTeaching Assistant - Elementary School[email protected]
EricShacklettMusic Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
ReynaSosa GomezSpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
KiaStevensTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
SandiTaitDance Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
MarcieTannerCommunity Engagement Manager[email protected]
Mary JaneTimbeAdministrative Assistant (Part-Time)[email protected]
AlainaTitusMath Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
MauriceTownsMath Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
HeatherTrautzArt Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
ArtaviaWalkerClassroom Counselor (Part-Time)[email protected]
VeronicaWardESL Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
GiovannaWatsonSpecialized Services Classroom Assistant (Part-Time)[email protected]
MaryahWilcoxClassroom Counselor (Part-Time)[email protected]
AftonWilliamsSpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
KennethWilsonDean[email protected]
DeborahYeagerSocial Worker[email protected]rg
KenZindelMath Teacher - Middle School[email protected]

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