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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Literacy

Mission: The Mission of Success Academy is to prepare students to become excellent questioners, scientific thinkers and responsible citizens.

Target demographics: Children learn the importance of STEM subjects and their application to every day life.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 170 students

Geographic areas served: K-7 Education

Programs: K-7 Education, School Garden, Physical Education, Healthy Eating, Math, Science, Engineering, and Technology.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a parent of two seconds graders at Success Academy. I love Success Academy’s atmosphere and culture of learning. I have had my kids feel very confident in learning and exploring with the stem activities provided. We love learning about nature in the summer with the garden and bee hive at Success Academy. My kids have exceeded in their learning due to the core culturally relevant teachings. My daughters love their second grade teacher and always are eager to learn more because of her teaching style.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Ahmed Hudle, I've been working at success academy for over three years now as Dean of students/Parent liaison. This school has touched so many children's lives and has educated them for five years. I'm proud to be a staff member at a school that truly cares about serving an under served community. Success Academy prides itself on working towards closing the education gap in Minnesota.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Alicia, and I am the fourth grade teacher at Success Academy. The most powerful thing about this school is that they believe every child can succeed! The staff and administration all work to make sure that happens. The school community strives to make everyone feel appreciated and heard. This has been the perfect place to continue my journey as an educator, and I am excited to see my students be given hands on opportunities to grow in their learning.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hello, my name is Heidi Jarmuz and I teach math and science to the middle school students at Success Academy. I have found the administrators, staff, and fellow teachers at Success Academy to be extremely supportive of one another, our students and their families. Success Academy promotes hands on learning with a focus on students understanding of concepts rather than memorizing facts. I feel priviledged to be a part of the Success Academy family.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Erin Lynch, it is my first year teaching at Success Academy and I teach 6th and 7th grade ELA and social studies. In my time here I have had positive experiences working with students, support staff, other teachers and administration. Everyone works hard to make sure that our students are learning and getting the tools they will need to succeed once they leave our school. Success Academy has a very supportive environment and I feel very privileged to be apart of our school community.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Kendall Carlson, I am a first year teacher at Success Academy and I teach first grade! It's been a crazy first year teaching due to the pandemic, but I can't imagine being anywhere else. The support given from admin and other school staff is incredible. I have enjoyed getting to know and learn from everyone. The staff at Success Academy work hard to provide students with engaging, hands-on learning experiences, even through distance learning. Our students are our priority and this has been evident since my first day.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am the kindergarten teacher at Success Academy. I am proud to teach at a school full of professionals who are dedicated to the success of our students. I love being able to teach the students in our school and form relationships with them, and their families, through family-school interactions such as; parent reading days, tapping maple trees and making maple syrup, our school gardens, all school assemblies, and after school art and sports programs. Our team of teachers, administration, and support staff have one goal in mind at Success Academy, and that is making sure our students thrive. We are able to offer our students a STEM rich curriculum with our partnerships with Three Rivers Parks District, our MN Bee program, Science with the Scientists as well as many others. Success Academy is a school where students thrive and grow!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Hi. My name is Elias Ali and I am the Arabic Teacher with Success Academy. I enjoy working with Success Academy because of the people. The staff and administration work hard to provide a caring and affirming environment for our students so that they are on a pathway to Success. Here students are challenged to reach their academic potential; that's why I'm happy to be apart of the Success Academy team.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 3

My name is Zahra Ismail. I have been working with Success Academy for almost five years . I work as a Para professional helping students ranging from kindergarten to the 2nd grade. I enjoy developing academic skills for the young children. For those who need help I spend the time with them to make sure that they comprehend the daily lessons with the directions of the teachers. On the other the hand, I challenge the one who is ahead of the class by giving them extra work. I enjoy working at Success Academy because the administration is focused on the success of the students, by providing extra academic support during the school hours and after school as well .

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Tanner Goslin and I have been a teacher here at Success academy for the past 5 years. I currently teach Physical Education to all the students that we serve as well as serving on the board for the past 4 years. Success Academy is a great place to work. Whether it be the staff and sense of community that has been fostered at the school or the understanding and easy to talk to administrators. But the most important and best thing about any school is the students. It has been a pleasure and honor to work with our student base. Working with our students has been such a helpful experience. They have progressed my own teaching and opened me to cultures that I did not have a lot of exposure to before. It also makes me feel better knowing that I am helping serve a typically underserved population and knowing that I am making a difference with the education of our future. Working at Success has built my confidence, overall teaching skills, and even helped build my friendships and sense of community. I wouldn’t trade my experience at the school for anything.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Hi! My name is Judi-Anne Ali-Sinner. I am the English Language Development Teacher at Success Academy. My role is to support linguistically and culturally diverse students with the social and academic demands of the English language at school. Our school has a supportive and caring staff who work hard to help all of our students succeed.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Ms. Carroll and I am the fifth grade teacher at Success Academy. This is my third year at the school, and have enjoyed my time here. The staff and students are great! Everyday the staff comes to school with an energy to help our students become the best learners and people they can be! Success Academy is a wonderful school is that constantly working hard and doing the best we can for our students and their families. One of the best parts of working at Success Academy, is all the fun activities our school offers to our students. We have a robotics club where students meet weekly to learn about coding and building a robot. Each year we collect sap and the students are able to see the process of how maple syrup is made from the very beginning from tapping trees to the very end product of syrup. This year we had bee hives for the students to see as well. All of these experiences are great for our students and they love every minute!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Joe Lopez, or Mr. Lopez depending on who you ask, and I am a special education teacher at Success Academy. It is my role to make sure that every student, regardless of ability has access to an education at Success Academy. And that is something I believe we do a great job of. The entire administration team, teaching staff and support staff members, all care about the group and individual success of all our our students. It is a great place to work and I am happy to be a part of this growing school.