Cheyenne Batista São Roque – Legacy Fellows

Here is her story:

Cheyenne Batista São Roque serves as Founding Superintendent, Managing Director at East Harlem Scholars Academies (a small network of Pre-K to 12th grade community-based public charter schools founded by East Harlem Tutorial Program, EHTP, est. 1958). In her role, Cheyenne coaches and manages school principals, and oversees strategic planning and growth for the network while serving on EHTP’s senior management team. She leads her teams to build high-achieving, loving and nurturing learning environments for nearly 1,000 scholars, proudly serving nearly 33% students with special needs and 20% English Language Learners. Until recently, Cheyenne served in a unique player-coach role, both running the flagship school as Founding Principal and overseeing the network while managing other principals.

Cheyenne taught middle school as a 2000 Teach For America (TFA) corps member and first-time teacher at I.S. 195M in Harlem. She later joined TFA’s New York regional staff as Program Director, coaching and supporting over 100 new K-12 teachers.

Earlier, Cheyenne pursued her life’s dream of living abroad and taught fourth grade at the American School of Campinas in Brazil. She was previously working as Program Manager at Grow Network/McGraw-Hill driving complex product deliveries in education assessment reporting. An alumna of New York City K-12 public schools, Cheyenne graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in communication studies and later graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Education with an Ed.M in education policy and management with a focus on urban education. Cheyenne is also a proud alumna of Pahara NextGen, a fellowship born of the Pahara-Aspen program.

You can follow all of Cheyenne’s adventures on Twitter at @cheysays and keep up with her schools’ events at @EHTPnyc and #ScholarsAcademies at any time!

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