A Message from the Principal
Greetings and welcome to the Kwame Nkrumah Academy’s Village web site!
It is an honor and privilege to serve as principal for such an outstanding community of parents, teachers and students. As we begin this journey, I endeavor to build upon the foundation of great work begun in this place. I will continue to run with the vision that has been set forth by the Board of Trustees, that Kwame Nkrumah Academy be a global model of African-centered teaching and learning and a center of academic excellence and uncompromised expression.
At Kwame Nkrumah Academy, students are our primary concern and we take the responsibility for their intellectual, social and emotional development seriously. We strive for distinction in teaching and learning, distinction in our commitment to the local community, and distinction in preparing students for participation in the global community. Our students experience reading and writing instruction by which they are able to develop critical thinking skills and strategies needed for success. Our math and science instruction utilizes open-ended, hands-on explorations, with an emphasis on applying the skills learned to real world situations. Our social studies program is infused with cultural exploration and social development enriched with the seven virtues of MAAT: “truth, justice, harmony, balance, order, reciprocity, propriety.”
To balance our academic life, our village community offers a variety of arts and extended learning opportunities such as computer technology, music, dance, drama, and gymnastics.
In striving for excellence, I encourage the involvement of parents and the community while extending an invitation to each of you to unite with us in educating and nurturing our children. In partnership with our Board, staff, parents and community, all united as stakeholders invested in the academic, social and emotional well-being of our students, the Kwame Nkrumah Academy’s legacy will continue and the 2010-2011 school year will be a success!
My personal mantra for the school year is…
AFRICA THE CRADLE OF HUMANITY
KNA THE CRADLE OF KNOWLEDGE
IN 2016-2017 THE CRADLE WILL ROCK!
ROCK ACADEMICALLY! ROCK LOCALLY! ROCK GLOBALLY!
Monique M. Whittington, Principal