Smedley Elementary - Mastery Charter School

Your Neighborhood School in Frankford

Welcome to Smedley Elementary, a neighborhood school in the Frankford community, serving over 800 students in grades K-6.

We have a lot to be proud of. We were recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as a Title 1 Distinguished School for the 2019-20 school year! We also tied for the highest year-over-year academic growth as measured by the School District of Philadelphia’s School Progress Report (SPR 2018-19) and were named a Peer Leader for having the highest SPR scores among our peer schools.

As you can tell, we focus on academic excellence and we do it by making learning fun! 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.

Smedley students have the opportunity to automatically attend our Lenfest Campus, giving them the full K-12 Mastery experience.

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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.

Smedley offers a variety of after school activities and clubs.

Some examples include:

  • Academic Enrichment
  • Art Club
  • Ballet
  • Ballroom
  • Dancing
  • Basketball
  • Boy Scouts
  • Chess Club
  • Choir
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Dance
  • Drum Line
  • Fit Club
  • Girl Scouts
  • Hip Hop Dance
  • History Club
  • Snider Youth Hockey
  • Student Council
  • Theater Club
  • Tutoring
  • Yearbook
  • Young Ladies of Mastery
  • Young Men of Mastery


Smedley students wear navy polos with the Smedley logo, navy bottoms, and the shoes of their choice. Families can purchase uniform shirts at Smedley any day between 9-3. Polos are $6 each or 2 for $10. Cash Only.

Smedley Elementary serves students in the Frankford area who live in the school’s attendance zone within the 19124 zip code.  

The school cannot enroll students living outside of its attendance zone, even if they reside within the listed 19124 zip code.

In the News

Two Mastery Charter Schools Designated a Title 1 Distinguished School

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Our Team

Caitlin Murphy, Principal

[email protected]

Cait Murphy has served the principal of Smedley Elementary since 2015. She strives to ensure Smedley students receive a world-class education in a joyful and loving environment. Before taking on the role of principal, she served as an assistant principal at Smedley for five years and was a part of Smedley’s founding leadership team in 2010.

Prior to joining Mastery, Ms. Murphy worked for Teach for America supporting new teachers. She also taught special education and 1st grade in Houston, Texas. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Johns Hopkins University and later earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from The University of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Murphy is grateful to partner with such an incredible community of families, students, and staff to ensure Smedley 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- Rashanna Ward, [email protected] ex 18008
3-6 ELA- Phylicia Epps [email protected] ex 18007
3-6 Math Isaac Hebron [email protected] ex 18221
Attendance, Early Dismissals, LatenessJanee Carlton[email protected]
Ext 18230
Health and medical concerns/COVID-related concernsMavia Barnes[email protected]
Arrival or dismissal/
Arrival/Dismissal Megan Baker [email protected] ex 18218
Lunch Danielle Nicoletti [email protected] ex18012
Discipline concerns/UniformsMegan Baker [email protected] ex 18218
Wellness/social work supportsNicole Enriquez [email protected] ex 18248
Ryan Kelly [email protected] ex 18249
Events and tripsMegan Baker [email protected] ex 18218
TransportationSpecial Ed Transportation: Kelly Knecht [email protected] ex 18246
Transpasses Janee Carlton [email protected]
Ext 18006
Supports for a student with an IEPCourtney McGlone
RegistrationJanee Carlton[email protected]
Ext 18230

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
NathanAlcottMath Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
IlianaAlvarezTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
MeganBakerDean[email protected]
JuliaBjorlingTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
KyleBowmanSupport Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
BridgetBraunTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
AmirahBurkettTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
KetsyCaraballo-GarciaSpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
SarahCarfiSpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
JaneeCarltonAdministrative Assistant[email protected]
AndreaCarterSpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
RusleykahChevalierSupport Teacher - Relay Resident[email protected]
BeatriceChungSpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
DanielleCiallellaTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
ShaylaClarkTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
KellyCrowleySpecialized Services Case Manager - Elementary School[email protected]
AmberDanczewskiTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
JamieDesmondTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
DeniseDominguezSpecialized Services Classroom Assistant (Part-Time)[email protected]
MarcellaEckenrodeTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
NicoleEnriquezSocial Worker[email protected]
BridgetFanningTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
HeatherGanskyTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
SusanGermakTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
AlishaGoodingCafeteria Aid (Part-Time)[email protected]
DestinyGreenSupport Teacher - Relay Resident[email protected]
JadeGrierDean[email protected]
KatieHamiltonSpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
HaleyHansberrySpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
KristineHarperDean[email protected]
KathrynHarveyTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
IsaacHebronAssistant Principal of Instruction - Elementary School[email protected]
DavidHowzeDean[email protected]
AmandaHulseSupport Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
CieraHusseySpecialized Services Classroom Assistant (Part-Time)[email protected]
EstherHwangTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
ElsieJohnsonCafeteria Aid (Part-Time)[email protected]
RyanKellySocial Worker[email protected]
KellyKnechtLead Case Manager[email protected]
HannahKrauseTeacher - Early Elementaryhannah[email protected]
ErinKuptsowSpecialized Services Classroom Assistant (Part-Time)[email protected]
MirandaLarsenTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
SusanLeSpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
JacquelineLissSpecialized Services Classroom Assistant (Part-Time)[email protected]
Sallie-ShadeerahMairenaSupport Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
EmilyMancusSupport Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
AllysonMarion-LandaisTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
GabriellaMassiminiTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
NicoleMcCreightSpecialized Services Case Manager - Elementary School[email protected]
DanaMcCuskerTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
CourtneyMcGloneAssistant Principal of Specialized Services - Elementary School[email protected]
DylanMcGloneSpecialized Services Classroom Assistant (Part-Time)[email protected]
SolangeMotaSupport Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
AbigailMoulSupport Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
CaitlinMurphyPrincipal - Elementary School[email protected]
LisaMyersSpecialized Services Classroom Assistant (Part-Time)[email protected]
DanielleNicolettiAssistant Principal/Director of Operations - Elementary School[email protected]
JessicaO'HaraTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
LauraPentecostTeacher (Part-Time)[email protected]
StacyPeterson-StoneAdministrative Assistant (Part-Time)[email protected]
LilliamReyes NievesTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
RaymarRileySupport Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
TonikoRocheArt Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
JacquelineSanfordTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
LaurenSheehanTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
KatrinaShobeTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
RaySimpsonPhysical Education Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
AlissaSmithTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
SherelleStilesTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
CelesteTarboxTeacher - Early Elementary[email protected]
NyaTerrellSpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
CorrineThomasCafeteria Aid (Part-Time)[email protected]
MichaelThomasBuilding Engineer[email protected]
GlennTownsendTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
KristinaVenutoSpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
JamesVonholtzTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
SylvesterWalkerTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
RashannaWardAssistant Principal of Instruction - Elementary School[email protected]
TaylorWashingtonSupport Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
JamesWhitfieldSpecialized Services Classroom Assistant (Part-Time)[email protected]
JosephWilliamsSupport Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]
AshYezuitaTeacher - Elementary School[email protected]
AmyZeiglerSpecialized Services Teacher - Elementary School[email protected]