Harlem Academy Welcomes New Team Members

Harlem Academy Welcomes New Team Members

Thursday, September 22, 2016



Tia Clemons, Fourth Grade Teacher
B.A. Penn State - Harrisburg

Tia is the fourth grade associate teacher at Harlem Academy, responsible for leading in science and physical education. She earned a B.A. from Penn State- Harrisburg and has plans to return for an M.A. in special education. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, studying astrology, watching crime investigation programs, spending time with her niece and nephew, and trying new restaurants. Tia’s favorite childhood read is “Happy Birthday, Moon” by Frank Asch.


Malynda Colvert, Fifth Grade Teacher
B.A. Barnard College
M.A. from Relay Graduate School of Education

Malynda teaches fifth grade math, history, and English at Harlem Academy. She received her B.A. in political science from Barnard College, Columbia University, and her M.A.T. from Relay Graduate School of Education. In her free time, she enjoys binge reading science fiction and fantasy novels as well as doing anything related to the arts (singing, making pottery, etc). Her favorite book to read as a middle school student was "Jane Eyre."


Eunice Lee, Fourth Grade Teacher
B.S. University of Texas at Austin
M.Ed University of North Texas

Eunice Lee is the lead fourth grade teacher at Harlem Academy. She holds a BS in Elementary Education from the University of Texas and a M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Texas. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, volunteering, and eating chocolate. Her favorite books are "Holes" by Louis Sachar and "Old Yeller" by Fred Gipson.


John Branch, Development Fellow
B.A. Bowdoin College

John helps Harlem Academy meet its annual fundraising goals and manages the school’s mentoring program. He also helps to manage the school’s communications. Outside of work, he enjoys writing, reading, studying urban policy, and watching baseball. John holds a B.A. in history from Bowdoin College. Margaret Wise Brown's “Goodnight Moon” has been an important book for him since day one.

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