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Friends of Mifflin Raise More Than $45K

Friends of Mifflin Raise More Than $45K

Amazing things happen when communities come together! The Friends of Mifflin ES successfully raised over $45k to partner with the School District of Philadelphia and built a playground at the school. They also volunteered to install the equipment under the direction of Andy Cush of General Recreation, Inc., who oversaw the process. The SDP staff…

Meet Our New Financial Manager

Meet Our New Financial Manager

We have restructured our finance team to improve the Capital Programs Office of Financial Management. Surekha Ramanjul has joined our team as the new Financial Manager, and Craig Massenburger has been added to the team as our budget clerk. The new finance team members add more than 50 years of collective experience to our department….

Meet Our New Project Manager

Meet Our New Project Manager

Wayne Howard has worked for the School District of Philadelphia for 27 years. Wayne started his career in the Office of Foods Services. He later completed the B.E.T. Program and became a Building Engineer. Through hard work and dedication, he advanced to become a Capital Building Construction Inspector. Wayne’s current duties include managing the construction…

Meet Our New Community Outreach and External Affairs Coordinator

Meet Our New Community Outreach and External Affairs Coordinator

Dar’Rel “Lucky” joined the team in January 2022 and quickly took the reins in her new role as the Community Outreach and External Affairs Coordinator. She has proven what a valuable asset she is to the division in a short time.  Lucky comes to us from the Communications team in the Superintendent’s Office. Before working…

Receiving National Recognition on 21st-Century Schools

Receiving National Recognition on 21st-Century Schools

Congrats to the Office of Capital Programs for receiving first place at the National Design Awards from the A4LE-Association for Learning Environments for the LEED Gold Registered Elementary School at S. Solis Cohen. Northeast Community Propel Academy has also been awarded for design at their NE Regional Conference in Washington, D.C. These schools are perfect…

Middle School Culinary Arts Suite at Wagner

Middle School Culinary Arts Suite at Wagner

The Office of Capital Programs recently completed an $867K culinary arts suite at Wagner Middle School. The renovations include state-of-the-art culinary teaching space, new lighting, new flooring, and top-tier cooking demonstration spaces. Digital learning screens, electric cooktops, and quality ventilation create the perfect 21st-century space for learning new techniques.

New Play-yard at Lowell Elementary

New Play-yard at Lowell Elementary

The Office of Capital Programs, in partnership with the Trust for Public Land and the 76ers Youth Foundation, completed a new play yard at James R. Lowell Elementary School. We are looking forward to showcasing this project to the community and media in early May. Over 15,000 people will be within a 10-minute walk of…

Meet the Acting Director of Capital Programs

Meet the Acting Director of Capital Programs

Nicole Ward joined the Office of Capital Programs in February 2016. She is currently the Acting Director of Capital Programs and the Manager of the Design Unit. Nicole lends her expertise and that of her team to many departments in the District. She has lengthy experience in mission-oriented public institutions as well as the private…

Meet the Design Project Manager

Meet the Design Project Manager

Gamil Hall joined the Office of Capital Programs in 2017 and has been successfully managing large projects in addition to special projects. She completed the Board of Education suite where she was able to reuse the original stained glass panels and doors that were salvaged from the old Board of Education building. Gamil is also…

Ethan Allen Major Renovation and Addition Update

Ethan Allen Major Renovation and Addition Update

The Ethan Allen Elementary School is undergoing a major renovation and is receiving a new LEED-certified, $19 million, 38,000 square foot addition. The addition has 13 classrooms, boys’ and girls’ restrooms, an elevator that provides accessibility to the entire building, an administration space with a secured entry, and a brand new gymnasium. The major renovation…