Our Vision

Deep Roots is an actively anti-racist and inclusive organization. We serve all students, support all families, and advocate for our communities. Our learners and team will discover their purpose, potential and actively work to dismantle barriers within and beyond our walls.

Quick Facts

We will be located in the Kensington catchment community.


The focus of our DRCS community will be college preparatory, preparing students for success at a selective institution.


At DRCS, the driving force in our community will be world class teaching in every classroom.


Formerly of Jounce Partners, G. Logan Blyler will serve as the DRCS school leader.


At DRCS, we will be utilizing the extended school day and extended school year.


School Leadership

Lucilla Perry
Lucilla PerryChief Executive Officer
Katie Hollenbach Derr
Katie Hollenbach DerrDirector of Operations
Victoria DeLeo
Victoria DeLeoAssistant Principal of Instruction
Lauren Prisco
Lauren PriscoDirector of Specialized Services
Katrina Funches
Katrina FunchesDirector of Specialized Services
Nicole Shirk
Nicole ShirkInstructional Coach
Sean McFadden
Sean McFaddenDean of Students

Board Meetings

All meetings will take place at Deep Roots Charter School, located at 3556 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19134. To register for public comment at a Deep Roots Charter School board meeting, please call (267) 399-3727 no later than 3:00 p.m. one day prior to the scheduled meeting. For more information, email info@deeprootscs.org or submit an inquiry at https://deeprootscs.org/contact-us/.

SY 18-19 Schedule
SY 19-20 Schedule
SY 20-21 Schedule

Sub-Committee Meetings:

SY 21-22 Schedule
SY 22-23 Schedule

Board Minutes

July 2022
August 2022
September 2022
October 2022
November 2022
December 2022
January 2023
February 2023
March 2023
April 2023
May 2023
June 2023

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