Cassie Pergament joined DC Prep in 2006. Prior to becoming the Chief Academic Officer, she served as the Senior Director of Programs, overseeing our program model across all DC Prep campuses. She was Principal of Edgewood Middle Campus (EMC) from 2011 to 2016 and previously served in a variety of roles at EMC, including Instructional Coach, Chair of the English Department, Mentor Teacher, and classroom teacher. She began her teaching career with Teach For America in Compton, CA where she designed and implemented a program for Gifted and Talented students. Cassie also taught at the KIPP: Bridge Charter School in Oakland, CA. Cassie holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rochester and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Loyola Marymount University. During the 2010-11 school year, Cassie earned a Master’s in School Leadership and participated in an intensive residency program at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education in San Diego. Cassie lives in DC with her four children.