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Angel McNeil, Founding Principal, Ward 5 School

Angel McNeil is the Founding Principal of the third Rocketship school in Washington DC. Angel first joined Rocketship as an Assistant Principal at Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep in San Jose, California in 2015. Angel then served as a Founding Assistant Principal at Rocketship Rise Academy, the first Rocketship school in Washington, D.C. Rocketship Rise launched the largest charter school opening in Washington DC history, earning Tier 1 status – the highest possible ranking on the DC performance management framework – during its inaugural year.

 

Prior to joining Rocketship, Angel served families for over a decade in both Washington DC and her native Philadelphia. She has served as a pre-k and kindergarten teacher, literacy coach, and a member of the initial curriculum team that cultivated ‘Every Child Ready’, an award-winning early childhood curriculum. Angel began her education journey as a literacy tutor while an American University undergraduate. It was as an AmeriCorps tutor that Angel began to dedicate herself to this work. Outside of her International Relations degree from American, Angel holds a Master’s of Elementary Education and Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University. When not working Angel enjoys anything food related, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.