R Pierre D Thompson
Co-Founder, Executive Director email@example.com
Pierre is the co-founding Executive Director fo High-Grade Global Learning Center, and a Principal Concultant at High-Grade Education Consultants. A teacher since 1996, Pierre currently specializes in improving student outcome and schools through instruction that is driven by data. He has a master’s degree in TESOL from Touro College in New York City, studied Spanish and educational leadership at the University of the West Indies and Columbia University respectively. When he has down time, Pierre enjoys practicing the violin and listening to music.
Opal Faith Ferron
Co-Founder, Director of K-12 Initiatives
Opal is the co-founding Director of K-12 Initiatives at High Grade Global Learning, and Principal Consultants. Her professional skills include curriculum development, program management, and forging community partnerships. Although her substantial teaching experience, her master’s degree in Public Administration, and specialist degree in Education have established her remarkable journey in the realm of teaching and learning. It is her passion and love for students that make her a phenomenal educator. Opal loves netball and volleyball as well as spending time with friends and family.
MEET THE TEAM
Director of Development
Violette is the director of development at High-Grade Global and Math Instruction Specialist at High-Grade Education Consultants. In addition to her responsibility as a teacher-leader. She is Clinical Educator Certified, Micro-Credentialed Certified, has been a member of several textbook adoption committees, and a key player in math curriculum in Florida. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State University and a master’s degree in Teaching Mathematics from Florida Atlantic University. Violette has over 18 years at the high and middle school level, and takes pride in pacing math curricula to accommodate learners at all levels. When not thinking about teaching and learning, Violette enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, and loves food and exercise.
TUTORS OF THE MONTH
Maria-Paula McIntyre serves as the Program Coordinator for EngageTLH and the Community Ambassador Program in the Office of Community-Rooted Engagement at Florida State University’s Center for Leadership and Social Change . She enjoys building relationships that support developing community-led initiatives. During her time at the Center she has been dedicated to many programs, starting with youth mentoring and currently partnering with non-profit organizations across Tallahassee. Maria-Paula was born in Cali, Colombia and loves growing in her identity as a Latina in the United States. She commits to embracing her roots and creating spaces for the many voices of Latinx individuals to thrive. In her free time she enjoys practicing mindfulness, learning new languages, searching for music from other countries, reading Igbo literature, and drinking tea.
Subject: College Prep
Tiffany is an English Language Arts (ELA) tutor specializing in FSA Reading and Writing, ACT Reading, and SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing as well as post high schools (college/vocational) mentoring. At High-Grade Global, Tiffany tutors a vast clientele from FSA through SAT/ACT and Cambridge. She currently holds a full time position teaching high school English. Tiffany’s academic background includes graduation from a South Florida high school and attending Florida State University where she majored in English Education. She holds a Florida State 6-12 educator certificate in teaching English. Tiffany’s hobbies include care for her pets, playing musical instruments and participating in community service projects.
Subject: SAT/ACT ELA
Ahavah a first year PhD student at FSU. She has learned so much through her schooling but she thinks the most important thing is staying ahead! At High Grade Global, she hopes to help develop students reading and writing skills. Assisting them to stay ahead and prepare for the ELA portion of the SAT and ACT. Ahavah is a lover of English including subjects such as AP Literature, AP Language Arts, other English Classes.
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