It is with great honor and excitement that I introduce myself, Alonzo S. Fulton, as the Interim Principal at Feltonville Intermediate Elementary School. My passion for education and supporting the success of all students has been shaped over the past 17 years as a history teacher, a dean of students, a school based teacher leader, and as an assistant principal. In each of my roles, I have sought to ensure the success of each scholar and the school, by providing the best instructional and extracurricular opportunities and supports possible. Similarly, it is my number one priority at Feltonville to ensure that every student receives the most well-rounded education possible.
Over his last seventeen years as an educator I worked at school districts in Delaware, Chester and Philadelphia. I have facilitatedmultiple staff developments in the areas of Classroom Management, Differentiated Instruction and Cooperative Learning and Data Driven-Instruction. My teaching expertise spans from grades 6th-12th. I have established student government associations, a National Honor Society, benchmark assessments, data presentations and trainings, student rostering, school bell schedules, transcript evaluations, senior class sponsor. I also mentored new teachers, and served as an administrator of a summer reading program, a PSSA Saturday Academy administrator and a Students with Disabilities SAT Coordinator just to name a few. I established a Boys 2 Men mentoring group in which he mentored young men on the importance on leadership. I created a College tour program where I took 100 high school students to visit 8 HBCU’s from Pennsylvania to Washington DC. Alonzo has received several awards and recognition over the years. However, the one that stands out the most is Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award by National Society of High School Scholars. The award recognizes teacher role models who have made a lasting difference in their classroom by encouraging students to strive for excellence. I was featured in three publications. I was featured in Black Male Teach, The Grio, and City Year Magazine for my impact on education. I understand the importance of building relationships with the community.
Most importantly, an excellent education is not possible without the great collaboration of students, parents, and staff. Over the next few weeks, I plan to get to know some of the amazing students, parents, and staff at Feltonville, while also learning about the rich school history and success.
I look forward to a great year ahead of us! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, and ideas that you would like to discuss.
Alonzo S. Fulton