Corey began his work with Rocketship as a founding teacher who helped to launch Rocketship Rise Academy as the single largest opening in Washington DC’s twenty-year history of charter schools. After two successful years as a teacher where his students averaged 1.5 years of growth in math on the NWEA MAP assessment, Corey was promoted to be an Assistant Principal at Rise and later, Principal. Corey fervently believes that all students deserve a great school and his track record shows that all students have the potential to achieve excellence. He is excited to work closely with families, teachers, and students to ensure that all our Rocketeers are making the academic gains and utilizing the social-emotional skills necessary to achieve success in school and life. Corey holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Strategic Communication/Public Relations from Berea College in Kentucky and a Master’s of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from American University.