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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…

Early Literacy Classroom Improvements

Early Literacy Classroom Improvements

The Office of Capital Programs, in conjunction with the Office of Early Childhood, sponsors the Early Literacy Classroom Improvement Program which provides schools with the necessary resources to implement center-based learning practices that focus on children learning at their level. The program was implemented in 2016 and targets classrooms for grades pre-k through 3, including…

Meet the Facilities Accounts Payable Specialist

Meet the Facilities Accounts Payable Specialist

Gloria Phillips has served the School District of Philadelphia for many years as the Facilities Accounts Payable Specialist in the Office of Capital Programs. In this role, she is responsible for all of the capital needs associated with accounts payable. She assists with the day-to-day operations within the Finance Unit of Capital Programs, overseeing the…

Pratt Elementary Phase II Update

Pratt Elementary Phase II Update

Anna B. Pratt Elementary School is receiving $14.7 million to fully renovate the existing building. Phase II of the project includes classroom improvements for 25 classrooms, including new finishes in selected common spaces, corridor auditorium, a renovated cafeteria with a new full kitchen and servery area, exterior masonry repairs, window replacement, door replacement, bathroom renovations,…

Anne Frank Major Renovation and Addition Update

Anne Frank Major Renovation and Addition Update

Anne Frank Elementary School is undergoing major renovations to the existing building to include a new $19.5 million, 18,000 square foot addition. The new addition is a 2-story structure, designed to increase the school capacity by adding 12 classrooms, associated storage, and administrative spaces. The addition also includes a cafeteria expansion, a new Instructional Media…

Meet the Acting Construction Manager

Meet the Acting Construction Manager

Damon joined the School District in September 1990, and altogether has served the District for almost 31 years. He is a proud District alumni who graduated from Mastbaum Vocational Technology High School in 1988. Two years later, he began his career with the District as a Trades Apprentice Carpenter. He has worked in the Office…

Northeast Community Propel Academy Update

Northeast Community Propel Academy Update

The surrounding community held a School Naming meeting, and after voting, the New School on Ryan Avenue was officially named Northeast Community Propel Academy. As parents and the surrounding community said, to ”propel” is “to drive or cause to move forward or onward”. This new 180,000 square foot K-8 school is nestled in a unique…

Anne Frank Major Renovation and Addition Update

Anne Frank Major Renovation and Addition Update

Construction Budget: $28.3 million Anne Frank Elementary School is undergoing major renovations to the existing building. An additional new 20,000 square foot structure is currently in construction as well. The new addition is a 2-story structure, designed to increase the school capacity with additional classrooms and student gathering spaces. The new addition is scheduled to…