Eric Collazo currently serves as a Resident Leader for Friendship Chamberlain – a Tier 1 School elementary and middle school in the Southeast quadrant of the District of Columbia. In this position, he provides administrative support for the Elementary and Junior Academies through instructional coaching and ensures positive classroom culture by implementing restorative practices. Prior to his current role, Eric served as an Academy Director for Friendship Technology Preparatory Academy where he oversaw the success of the 9th Grade Academy. Eric...
Earlier in his career, Eric was an English Language Arts teacher that worked with both middle and high school populations for over six years (6th-12th). In addition, he completed the 2014 Education Innovation Fellowship and implemented a blended learning Workforce Development course designed to prepare juniors for college and career success. Before teaching at Tech Prep, Eric taught Read 180 and creative writing at Kelly Miller Middle School in Northeast D.C., where he also coached the school’s football team. Eric has worked with Teach For...
Friendship PCS - Chamberlain, Resident Leader
2016 - Present
Friendship PCS - Technology Preparatory Academy, Academy Director
2016 - 2017
• Create a productive learning environment by implementing academy-wide incentives, discipline policies, and expectations framework for students and staff to thrive efficiently
• Develop fourteen-week personalized ELA intervention curriculum for standards-based instruction across 9th and 10th grade cohorts
• Provide coaching support for instructional development to a cohort of 9 teachers across various content areas utilizing Relay NPAF approach
• Facilitate data meetings with a cohort of 6 teachers across ELA, History, and Electives to...
Friendship PCS - Technology Preparatory Academy, Teacher
2013 - 2016
• Increased proficiency rates from 29% to 49% based on 2014 DC-CAS Reading data.
• Consistently achieved scores 13-14% percentage points above the school network average on ANet assessments
• Ranked 2nd highest ELA teacher for overall Individual Value Added on 2014 DC-CAS within the charter district.
• Founded and moderate Young Men of Valor, which offers support to male students by providing opportunities for character development, mentorship, discussion, and community service activities.
District of Columbia Public Schools - Kelly Miller, Teacher
2010 - 2013
• Attained an average growth of over 110 Lexile points for the 2010-2013 academic years, contributing to 14% increase in Reading performance on the DC-CAS during 2013 testing year for reading 180 students
• Served as Vice President for Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)
• Created school-wide programming initiatives with 4 colleagues on the Positive Behavior Support Team
• Coached the Kelly Miller football team to win the 2012 DCIAA Division Championship in fall season