Director of Curriculum and Instruction, K-1-2
In the summer of 2011, Mariko Kawate joined the founding staff at Harriet Tubman Charter School. Since then, Mariko has taught and been team leader of the K-1-2 team, taught 3rd grade math and served as the 3-4 team leader, and now serves as Director of Curriculum and Instruction for K-1-2 grades. As 3rd grade math teacher, 79% of her scholars achieved Basic on the iLEAP test. As team leader on the K-1-2 team, she helped pilot the Montessori program in our K-1-2 grades and has seen increasing MAP scores in her classroom and the whole team as a result of her work. Mariko received a B.S. in Elementary Education from Grace College, Winona Lake, Indiana, and her master’s degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2015. She completed her student teaching at a Title I school in Warsaw, Indiana and an international school in Tokyo, Japan.