Princess Fils-Aime will be a founding principal for a KIPP New Jersey – Newark elementary school next year. She currently serves as the Assistant Principal of 3rd and 4th grade ELA at KIPP SPARK Academy. Growing up, Princess always knew she would work with children. However, it was her experience as an America Reads Tutor that helped her realize the exigent need for quality early childhood education in underserved communities and ultimately inspired her to become a teacher. Princess joined the 2006 Teach for America corps and has taught Kindergarten in her hometown of Newark for 11 years. In the corps, she served as Curriculum Specialist, Literacy Specialist and Corps Member Advisor at the Philadelphia Institute. In 2009, Princess became a founding member of BRICK (Building Responsible Creative Kids) Avon Academy formerly known as Avon Avenue School. She is a graduate of both New York University (BA in Psychology) and the Summer Principals Academy at Columbia University. In her spare time, Princess enjoys spending time with her family, singing, dancing, traveling and watching movies.