We were happy to learn that the founder of the Elsie Whitlow Stokes Charter School located here in Brookland will be inducted into the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools national hall of fame. According to this story in the Washington Post, this is “a recognition reserved for three people each year who have made outstanding contributions to the charter movement and its students.”
The school was founded in 1998 by Linda Moore, who named the Stokes School after her mother. Since that time the school has seen a lot of success and has become a top choice for DC parents looking to send their kids to a charter school. The mission of the school is to:
…prepare culturally diverse elementary school students to be leaders, scholars, and responsible citizens who are committed to social justice. Stokes School teaches students to think, speak, read, write, and learn in two languages: English and French and English and Spanish. With a dual focus on academic excellence and community service, Stokes School accomplishes this mission by creating an environment of achievement, respect, and non-violence.
Congratulation to Ms. Moore and many thanks to reader Liane for passing this story along to us! The Stokes School is located at 3700 Oakview Terrace, NE.