Square Pizza Podcast

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The Square Pizza podcast focuses on the intersection of education, innovation, and diversity. We host and interview leaders doing incredible work around the country to ensure all students have access to an equitable education. The Square Pizza podcast is hosted by SchermCo, a social-impact implementation firm that offers strategic implementation and project management services to schools and education-focused organizations across the country.

Welcome back to another episode of #squarepizzapod. This week, guest host and Associate Director of Family Empowerment, Mathu Gibson, sits down with Cherie Graham (Chief of Instructional Support and Family Engagement) of Sugar Creek Charter School. Sugar Creek Charter School is one of the oldest charter schools in Charlotte, NC.

Their mission is to eradicate generational poverty in the lives of their students by providing a rigorous education from kindergarten through 12th grade, focusing on academic preparation, college and career readiness, and life skills for success. On this episode, we discuss Graham’s journey to education and the work she and Sugar Creek Charter are doing to empower families at their school.

In this episode:

  • Influence and story: 
    • Education journey
  • Sugar Creek Charter School and communities 
    • What challenges families at SCCS face, + how is SCCS working to help families overcome them
  • Vision and hope 
    • How she sees herself making a difference in the lives of families