A meeting with Caprice Young, Charter School Hall of Fame InducteeApril 27, 2019
On Tuesday, Caprice Young was?awarded with a National Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ Charter School Hall of Fame, which recognizes the movement’s pioneers and leaders whose contributions are making a sizeable, lasting, or innovative impact. Caprice Young has become a 2010 charter innovator over 2 full decades. The first sort founder and CEO in the California Charter School Association, and also former board president of the California Unified School Board, Caprice now leads the Magnolia Public Schools-a pair of charter schools ranked among California’s best. This is certainly her interview, conducted by Fordham’s Jamie Davies O’Leary.
Jamie Davies O’Leary: You oversee the Magnolia Public Schools, several grouped California charter schools that are STEAM-focused (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics). Exactly what is happening at Magnolia that you will be most proud of?
Caprice Young: Magnolia’s schools were started by way of a list of world-class graduate students in science programs at USC, CalTech, and UC Irvine devoted to the vision of developing and graduating students who definitely are scientific thinkers and civically responsible. Our academic program is rigorous, hands-on, and student driven. In the last couple of years, we’ve added arts to STEM-based curriculum because cultivating creativity and imagination is vital to invention and discovery. As an illustration, our students in grades K