Educator Kenyatta Patterson has been appointed site director for the Horizons at SCH program.
Educator Kenyatta Patterson has been appointed site director for the Horizons at SCH program. Now entering its third year at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH), Horizons at SCH is an academic enrichment program that advances educational equity for students in Philadelphia public schools for six weeks during the summer months.
This summer the school will welcome a total of 45 rising 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders, providing a joyful and safe learning environment that empowers students to thrive in an ever-changing world. A new cohort of students will be added each summer until full capacity is reached in 2029 (when the first group of students are in 8th grade).
The site director is responsible for overseeing all activities in pursuit of the organization’s mission “to advance educational equity by building long-term partnerships with students, families, communities, and schools to create experiences outside of school that inspire the joy of learning."
Patterson joined SCH in the summer of 2021, working as a reading specialist for the inaugural Horizons program. In August of 2021, she moved to the role of 4th-grade girls homeroom teacher at SCH. Last summer, she also worked as a reading specialist in the Horizons program.
During the search for the Horizons at SCH site director, it became clear that Patterson’s contributions to the Horizons program, her record of success both prior to joining SCH and as a full-time member of the school’s faculty, and her passion for the Horizon's mission would be invaluable. The position requires both an administrator who implements the program and a recognized leader who will connect all the Horizons at SCH constituencies – the Board, Horizons national and regional leadership, Horizons students and their families, partner schools, teachers, volunteers, founders, and aligned community organizations.
Patterson holds a bachelor’s in education from Temple University where she studied early childhood and elementary education. She also holds a Master of Education from Eastern University where she focused on multicultural education. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education in educational leadership with a certification in supervision and administration. She has over 10 years of experience in education.
Patterson will continue her role as a full-time teacher in SCH’s Lower School in addition to her role as site director. For more information about Horizons at SCH, please see: www.sch.org/Horizons.