My name is Carmia FuQua and I am one of your new assistant principals. My professional career as an educator spans for 23 years of providing creative, rigorous, and real world experiences for Chicago Public School students. As a teacher, I have had the great pleasure of teaching grades 2nd through 9th, my specialty being reading. Also, as a Curriculum Coordinator I served teachers in grades K through 8th. I have found that the collaboration of the school community and all stakeholders working together every day for the students is the exemplary quality of an effective school.
My roots as an educator run deep. I was born into a family of educators. Growing up in a household where education was taught to be very important, I knew at a very early age that in order for me to be successful, I would have to do well in school. Although I received an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, I went on to pursue and receive a master’s degree in Education. Understanding the great need of literacy I then pursued and received a master’s degree in Reading. In addition, after completing the course work for an Ed.D in Educational Leadership and Policy, I received my administrative licensure. I have witnessed so many changes in the educational system over the years I knew I needed a larger platform to make the difference that is necessary to improve student achievement. Thus, my educational journey has been a true testament of my belief in the importance of education. My philosophy is simple, “Students don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”