Our staff is a vital part of our community and we have organized our school in order to maximize each member’s skillset and ensure every staff member is getting the support he or she needs to grow and improve. We believe every adult at Empower Upper is a learner, and you can see this in the individualized professional development each adult receives.

Our teachers are constantly getting developed in service of improved student outcomes. Every Wednesday, we release our students early so that our teachers can look at data, improve their craft, and engage in individualized coaching to tailor goals and growth to what each teacher needs.



“I am committed to Empower Upper because of the staff and kids. We have really dedicated teachers and leaders. There is no one in this building that doesn’t care about kids and isn’t really smart and hard working. It’s a driven staff.”

– Veronica Woolley, Director of Operations, Empower Upper Charter School