By Jamar Younger
When Nick Schuerman reflects on the fact that he’s responsible for the education of the 225 children who attend his school, he is nearly moved to tears.
Schuerman opened Victory Collegiate Academy, a K-6 public charter school, this month in Phoenix’s Maryvale neighborhood, fulfilling his dream of providing a quality education to underserved students.
“I’m seeing the fruits of my labor. It’s here now. I have to sit back and pinch myself,” he said.
Lori Weiss and Melissa McKinsey experienced a similar feeling when they welcomed almost 300 students to Synergy Public School, their brand new central Phoenix campus, which also opened this month.
These schools started as a kernel of an idea just three years ago, but have grown into the manifestation of their founders’ dreams.