© 2018 MacDowell Preparatory Academy

ABOUT US

Established in 1942, MacDowell Elementary School has served as the backbone of excellence in the community for decades.

Our mission is to provide an excellent education for our scholars, prepare them for college, and build upon a tradition of excellence at the MacDowell campus. Generations of families have attended MacDowell Elementary and have fond memories of their time as students.

 

At MacDowell, our team is dedicated to providing a world-class education to empower our scholars and help them make their dreams a reality. The importance of a college education is rapidly increasing in our 21st-century economy. As part of our enduring commitment to creating opportunities for our students, we offer a college prep curriculum and a clear path to college through our network of schools, Promise Schools. At the same time, we take a holistic approach to learning by supporting the unique interests of each child and helping our students develop individual excellence on the path toward achieving their goals.

Quick Facts:

Established:

1942

MPA serves grades:

K-8

Enrollment:

366

Board of Directors

 

The MacDowell Board of Directors is a diverse collection of professionals from the business, policy, and education sectors who are all committed to ensuring an excellent education for MacDowell scholars. Click here to learn more about the strategic plan at MacDowell

The MacDowell Preparatory Academy Board of Directors:

President - Nicole Wells Stallworth
Vice President - Robert Thomas
Treasurer - Cornell Batie 
Member - Desiree Jones
Member - Carlton King

Board Attorney - Greg M. Meihn

 

The MacDowell Board of Directors on the third Wednesday of each month and provides oversight of all financial and academic matters at the school.


The dates of the regular board meetings for the '18-'19 school year are as follows:
 

  • August 15, 2018​

  • September 19, 2018

  • October 17, 2018

  • November 21, 2018

  • December 19, 2018

  • January 16, 2019

  • February 20, 2019

  • March 20, 2019

  • April 17, 2019

  • May 15, 2019

  • June 19, 2019

  • July 17, 2019

  • August 21, 2019

 

All board meetings take place from 6-8 p.m. in the library of the school. All parents and concerned citizens are welcome to attend.

 

OUR TEAM

Our team is hard working and relentless towards our goal of providing our scholars an excellent education

 

Administrative

School Leadership Team

 

Principal - Lindsie Boykin

Dean of K-5 Instruction - Lexis Zeidan

Dean of 6-8 Instruction - Anisa Proud

Dean of Operations - Verea Bibbs

 

Office Staff

Office Manager - Natasha Thomas

Facilities Team

Building Maintenance - Tyrone Williams

Building Maintenance - Ivory Forest

 

Middle School (6-8) Team

ELA - Meaghan Shiffler

ELA - Shavontae Patrick

Math - Jennifer Pierce

Math - James Stallings

Science (6th-8th Grade) - Kyndrea Wilson

Leadership Coach - DeVonte Bynum

Leadership Coach - Robert Hill 

Elementary (K-5) Team

Kindergarten - Angela Ford

Kindergarten - Kufreabasi Udoeyop

1st Grade - Sarah Vollmers

1st Grade - RaeAnn Canterbury

2nd Grade - Sarah Sullivan

2ns Grade - Jason Brown

3rd Grade - Elonka Caldwell

3rd Grade - Vaniece Jenkins

4th Grade - Stephanie Gargone

5th Grade - LaToya Hill

Dance Instructor - Lydia Porter

Compass Learning - Jameelah Henderson

Para Professional - Loretta Jordan, Cynthia Lewis

Leadership Coach - Deondre Morris 

Latest News

 

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Summer Engagement Calendar

 JULY 2019

Scholar Paperwork Party (New and returning scholars)

Thursday, July 11th, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

 

Parents will have the opportunity to complete Enrollment applications to ensure their scholar’s space at the academy. 

*Snacks & Beverages will be provided

*Complete your paperwork and your scholar’s name will be entered into a raffle for some MPA Gear! 


 

Scholar Paperwork Party (New and returning scholars) 

Thursday, July 18th, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Parents will have the opportunity to complete Enrollment applications to ensure their scholar’s space at the academy. 

*Snacks & Beverages will be provided* 

*Complete your paperwork and your scholar’s name will be entered into a raffle for some MPA Gear! 

 

MacDowell Family & Friends BBQ 

Wednesday, July 31st, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Join us for a celebration with our current families academy staff and prospective students and parents. Food, beverages and activities can be enjoyed by all. 

Feel free to invite a family who may need a new school home! 

*Complete your paperwork and your scholar’s name will be entered into a raffle for some MPA Gear! 

AUGUST 2019

Family Orientation & Open House 

Wednesday, August 14th, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

New and existing families are encouraged to join us as we prepare for the 2019-2020 school year.

*Snacks & Beverages will be provided* 

*Complete your paperwork and your scholar’s name will be entered into a raffle for some MPA Gear!