Phone: (314) 533-0894
Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: Education Specialist, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis Master of Arts in Education Administration Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Certification: Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Certification Principal: K-8 Career CPC Elementary Education: 1-6
Ms. DeAndria Wallace
My name is Mwalimu Wallace and I am the newly appointed Assistant Principal here at Bertha Knox Gilkey Pamoja Prep Academy @ Cole. (Whew! What a mouthful to say.) I am truly honored to be a new member of the Pamoja Prep family. Although I am new to the building, I am not new to education nor St. Louis Public Schools.
This fall marks my 20th year in both education and SLPS. I have served as a teacher, administrator, Teaching Learning Facilitator, and Consultant Teacher. Most recently I served as Principal at another elementary school in the district.
Here at Pamoja we are are guided by the 7 principals of the Nguzo Saba: Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), Ujima (Collective Work & Responsibility), Ujamaa (Coopererative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), and Imani (Faith). Through the spirit of these principles, academic excellence, and leadership development we will be able to achieve anything we put our minds to.
Although we are entering unfamiliar territory in the way we are teaching and learning this year, I am super excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. I realize I will not be able to visit your classrooms in person, but I look forward to meeting each of you via Microsoft Teams. My door is always open so please feel free to reach out at any time. My contact information is listed on this page.