6008 Georgia Avenue, NW
Grades: PreK3-8th Grade
Principal: Ms. Rachel Tommelleo
Assistant Principal: Mr. Micah Westerman
The Brightwood Campus offers a close-knit, nurturing, and academically rigorous school environment. Our motto is “one band, one sound,” meaning that teamwork is essential and that staff, students, and families must work cooperatively to achieve our goal of marching students toward the doors of college. To ensure this partnership between stakeholders, our staff conducts home visits for all families, engages parents in cultural and enrichment events, and provides parents with the tools to support learning at home.
At Brightwood, we have built a safe, inclusive atmosphere by adopting the philosophy of restorative practices as our approach to culture and discipline. Restorative practices rely on relationships, empathy, responsibility and the empowerment of students to resolve problems and to treat conflicts as teachable moments. This culture allows us to hold our students to the highest of academic expectations, creating a space where excellence is the norm and making mistakes is part of the educational journey.
Inclusion specialists work hand-in-hand with general education teachers to differentiate instruction and provide individualized supports to students. We also offer ESL After the Bell, a program that provides targeted academic support to English Language Learners after school.
We have increased our enrichment offerings in order to engage students in learning and foster their social, emotional, and physical development. We offer band, chorus, a dance company, an annual school musical, and a variety of sports teams. In addition, 4th through 8th-grade students have the opportunity to choose elective classes based on their interests. These opportunities support our belief that students learn best when we are focused on educating the whole child.
Ms. Tommelleo joined Center City Public Charter Schools in July 2013 as an Assistant Principal of the Brightwood Campus. She holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University, and a master’s degree in elementary education from Mercy College. She began her teaching career in the New York City Public Schools as an elementary school teacher, and after several years, a middle school social studies teacher, both in the Bronx.
In 2010, Ms. Tommelleo moved to the Washington, DC area where she worked as a coach with The New Teacher Project (TNTP) and DC Teaching Fellows (DCTF), supporting first-year teachers throughout the city in both DC Public and Public Charter schools. Additionally, while at DCTF, she trained and managed coaches and instructors who were training and supporting DC Teaching Fellows during both their summer institute and throughout each school-year. Ms. Tommelleo is dedicated to doing what’s best for kids every day, preparing students for college and career readiness, and building futures. Ms. Tommelleo enjoys traveling, dining-out, coaching basketball, and spending time with her husband (Ray) and dog (Lulu)!
School Programs and Activities
- Electives for 4th-8th Grade
- Bootcamp Buddies
- Concert Band
- Dance Company
- Spring Musical
- ESL After the Bell
- Student Government
- Honor Council
- Girls on the Run
- School Garden
- Flag Football
- Improv Club
School Performance Report Cards
2016 School Quality Report
2015 Performance Report Card
2016-17 School Supplies (All Grades)
2016 October Lunch
2016 October Breakfast Snack
2016 November Lunch
2016 November Breakfast and Snack
2016 December Lunch
2016 December Breakfast and Snack
2017 January Lunch
2017 January Breakfast and Snack
2017 February Lunch
2017 February Breakfast and Snack
2017 April Lunch
2017 April Breakfast and Snack
2017 May Breakfast and Snack
2017 May Lunch