The Social Justice School is a new 5th – 8th school opening in Washington, D.C. in Fall 2020.
We seek to build an intentional community and foster the passions of our students. Our model blends rigorous academics with community-centered project based learning and liberatory design thinking.
The Social Justice School is led by a team of educators with over 50+ years of combined experience in education and social justice work.
OUR STUDENT CORE VALUES
FEARLESS in the face of injustice
RELENTLESS in the pursuit of justice
EMPATHETIC – Aware of and understand the feelings, thoughts and experiences of others
ENGAGED – Takes ownership of learning, engages with heart and mind, asks questions, and fully immersed in learning
Myron Long is a native Washingtonian, a graduate of DC Public Schools, and a veteran D.C. teacher and principal, most recently at the E.L. Haynes Public Charter School. He graduated from Morgan State University in Maryland with dual degrees in philosophy and political science and received his master’s degree in philosophy with a concentration in social policy from American University. At every stage of his career, Long has brought a commitment to social justice into his educational practice. He is a NewSchools Venture Fund grantee and a Camelback Ventures Fellow, an inaugural Expeditionary Learning School Design Fellow as well as a 4.0 Schools Fellow.
Stephanie Spangler is in her second year of graduate school at UVA, where she is studying to get her MBA and her Masters in Education Innovation. Prior to graduate school, she was a teacher at Tubman Elementary School in Columbia Heights. During her time in the classroom, she served as Grade Level Chair, a Citybridge Education Innovation Fellow, and a Teach Plus Policy Fellow. Stephanie got her start in education as a Capital Teaching Resident with KIPP DC. She is passionate about designing systems and structures that support the limitless potential of all students and helps make the magic of teaching sustainable.