Associate Director of Early
Makia grew up in Rhode Island and is a proud graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (go Panthers!), where she received her B.S. in Applied Developmental Psychology and M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education. She has a passion for early childhood education that started while working with Jumpstart, an AmeriCorps program. A former teacher, she began her classroom career in 2010 at KIPP Legacy and went on to serve as a Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Dual Language teacher before transitioning into the assistant principal role in 2016.
Makia loves traveling with her husband with their favorite trip being to Grand Cayman. She’s a great fit with the C@R team because she loves going out to eat – brunch is a particular favorite – especially the grilled chicken sandwich at Leeland House in EaDo.