The Dallas/Fort Worth area’s largest charter school network Uplift Education serves “nearly 21,000 scholars on 21 campuses” with a goal “to provide a college preparatory education to all student in North Texas.”
To help enhance its program, Uplift CEO Yasmin Bhatia has announced that Dr. Remy L. Washington will assume the role of Uplift Education president.
Reporting to Yasmin, Remy’s duties will be to “oversee both Teaching and Learning and School Leadership Teams.”
Since joining Uplift eight years ago, Remy has held various positions including the campus director for Uplift Peak High School, managing director for Uplift’s High Schools and most recently chief academic officer.
Her assumption of this new position “will allow for a more coherent, aligned vision, goals and strategy for Uplift’s campus instructional teams. The Uplift board and CEO believe the benefits of this will be felt by its teachers and school leaders and will positively impact outcomes for scholars.”
Working with students in Pre-K thru 12th grades, Uplift primarily works with “low-income and minority students who will be the first in their family to attend college.”
Students who apply for the free program are selected by a “bind lottery selection system.”
*Photo courtesy of Uplift Education