Caroline “Carlie” Fisherow was renamed the Principal of Stanton Elementary School in June 2017. In 2016, Carlie became the founding Executive Director of DC Scholars Community Schools after three years of managing and developing the School Directors of DC Scholars PCS and DC Scholars Stanton as the Chief Academic Officer to the DC Region of Scholar Academies.
Carlie’s tenure with Scholar Academies began in 2010 as principal of DC Scholars Stanton Elementary where she remained until 2013. Under Carlie’s leadership and in collaboration with DC Public Schools, Stanton’s academic achievement and school culture dramatically improved. In 2012, Carlie received the Rubenstein Award for Highly Effective Leadership and Teaching as a result of her contributions to long-term academic plans, assessments, and the launching of family and community engagement plans at Stanton.
Carlie began her education career as a middle school teacher in the DC Public Schools before becoming a founding teacher at KIPP AIM Academy, and later the founding principal for Excel Academy, DC’s first public charter school for girls. Throughout her career, Carlie has seen firsthand what a committed team of parents, faculty, staff, and leaders can do for a school community. Carlie holds a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University and a Master’s degree in Teaching from American University.