DeAnna Cabell joined North Star Academy in 2010. DeAnna is a graduate of Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, NJ, where she earned a B.A. in Sociology. Ms. Cabell currently serves as Office Manager at Vailsburg Elementary School. She enjoys travel, writing poetry, and bowling.
My favorite part of my job are the scholars. Seeing their bright faces each day and knowing that I am a part of their educational achievement gives me a sense of accomplishment.
What inspires me most about my job is actually living the quote "teamwork makes the dream work." Each day I am inspired by how hard my colleagues and I work together to close the achievement gap.
Growing up in an urban environment I saw many of my peers fall victim to the education system and its many failures. I decided that with my background in office and administration work I could make a difference in a school's operation and efficiency. Charter schools offered the freedom to make a true difference in the community.
My hero is my dad. As a child I watched my him gear up for work each day as a New York City detective which to me defines the words brave and strong.