Denon Carr brings teaching experience from a wide range of institutions to The Fellowship as he embarks on his journey to found and lead an excellent school in Los Angeles, CA.
Denon first contemplated a career in education in his junior year of college when he was working as a Youth Camp Counselor with the Boys and Girls Club in Murfreesboro, TN. After graduating from law school, he worked at Mastery Charter Schools in Philadelphia, where he taught Concepts in American Government to high school students and implemented data-driven instructional strategies. Denon then moved to Washington, DC, to teach history and law at Thurgood Marshall Academy. Most recently, he served as the Assistant Principal at Democracy Prep Public Schools, where he oversaw over 350 students, led subject and schoolwide professional development, and reinforced positive adult culture. Denon embraced each unique community he entered, fully immersing himself in the school’s culture. He will be able to reflect on these experiences, drawing on each school’s strengths and weaknesses, to inform the construction of his own school.
As he enters The Fellowship, Denon has three important elements in mind for his school: High expectations, both academically and behaviorally; accountability for all of the school’s stakeholders; and a focus on talent development, ensuring that the school has the best possible teachers and leaders. He sees his school not only as a benefit for the scholars who are enrolled, but also as a benefit for the whole community.
Denon holds a B.S. in Political Science from Middle Tennessee State University and a J.D. from Howard University School of Law.