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“This school could be the model that leads to a paradigm shift in public education."
Originally from North Philadelphia, Dr. Chattin is a product of both public and private schools, she credits her education with her providing her the ability to have choices in life. As a result, she has committed herself to education in an effort to give back to communities similar to the one in which she grew up in.
Dr. Chattin said she was drawn to the Susie King Taylor Community School because of its innovative approach to addressing the needs of 21st century students.
“The most exciting thing for me is being able to get in on the ground floor with a school that incorporates the research-based practices of progressive education that I have been drawn to,” Dr. Chattin said. “Susie King Taylor Community School will approach education from the perspective of what’s best for kids.”
“This school is really paying homage to the history and culture of Savannah and instilling respect for the place where our children come from and where they live."
Dr. Chattin holds a B.A. in sociology with a minor in Africana studies, an M.S. as a reading specialist, as well as elementary education certification. Dr. Chattin received her Ed D. degree in special education from Arcadia University, where she also served as an adjunct professor in education. She previously served as director of two nonprofit education programs aimed at helping middle-school students become college ready.
She is particularly excited about the place-based educational approach at SKTCS.
Dr. Latrisha Chattin