2019 Heart of the School Award Winner

Charles Kramer

Patterson Park Public Charter School

Under the leadership of Principal Kramer, Patterson Park Public Charter School is a learning organization that seeks and shares what works for students.  This approach sets the foundation for long term student and educator growth. He, his team, and the school community celebrate diversity and educate children, including his own three daughters, as unique individuals. Principal Kramer’s understanding of student needs, beyond coursework, supports their personal development while helping them to thrive academically. Principal Kramer has created a school culture and climate that empowers educators as leaders; four Baltimore City Public School principals began their management careers at Patterson Park and five of his current staff members are pursuing school leadership roles.