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Stories

Travel Teaches Teachers: Empowering Girls in Uganda

Middle School science teacher Eve Schwartz spent three weeks at the Bududa Learning Center in rural Uganda teaching health and reproductive rights, women’s empowerment and life skills.

How Far Can We See? We Will Do This

Penn Charter’s Overseers reached consensus in October on a plan to propel Penn Charter forward with a campus transformation that will shape the school for decades.

Unwrapping a 20-Year Grant

Naveena Bembry celebrates 20 years of teaching at Penn Charter with a professional development trip to Japan.

Strategic Vision Gains Bandwidth

Travis Larrabee began this school year as Penn Charter’s new, and first, Director of Strategic Initiatives. In this role Larrabee is charged with working to further the Strategic Vision approved by Overseers in 2013.

Reinventing Service

The Center for Public Purpose continues to develop compelling community-based work for the pre-K to 12 academic curriculum, forge community partnerships and boost student achievement.

Architects rendering of the new Penn Charter baseball complex. Shows the full field, dugouts, parking, spectator seating.

A ceremonial groundbreaking honors the legacy of PC baseball and its future.

Honoring Teachers Who Make a Difference

To honor his wife, a schoolteacher, and the teachers who mentored him at PC, Warren F. Miller Jr. OPC ’65 establishes an unusual gift for teachers.

Three Generations and a Mythical Place

Keith Kelson makes a gift in honor of his father, Perry Colby Kelson OPC ’41, and his grandfather, Everett Stanley Kelson, a former PC teacher.