Sovereign Avenue School


  • Ms. Nicole Williams, Principal

    Ms. Nicole Williams, Vice Principal

    It is with extreme honor that I now serve as Principal of Sovereign Avenue School. I have been in education for over 15 years where I have served as a teacher, literacy coach, teacher coordinator, and assistant principal. One of my main goals as a Principal is to maintain a safe and loving school community for all stakeholders. My philosophy on education is that  every child can learn and that they deserve various learning opportunities that support academic, social, and emotional growth.  As a school community we must continue to work together to support each other in pursuing excellence. 

    I am committed to open communication and being available for parents, community members, and stakeholders. We are a team working together to produce productive members of society. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, concerns, or need assistance of any kind. Together we are “Smarter and Stronger”

    As principal, I take my responsibilities very seriously and I will always work in the best interest of my students. I am dedicated to the staff and will provide support in any capacity. Lastly, please trust that I will remain committed to the vision and mission of both Sovereign Avenue School and the Atlantic City Public Schools District. 

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  • Ms. Bonnie Lynch, Vice Principal

    Vice Principal

    It is with pride and excitement to introduce myself as the Vice Principal at Sovereign Avenue School.  I am honored to be in this position and am looking forward to assisting Ms.Nicole Williams in making this an outstanding school year.  I am so fortunate to be working with dedicated, innovative, creative, and caring staff members, parents and students. Everyday will be an adventure filled with learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom that will provide experiences to help our students grow academically, emotionally, and socially in order to prepare them for the big, bright future that lies ahead of them.

    As an educator in this district for 21 years, I have worked in a variety of capacities including  teacher, interventionist, coach and guidance counselor. I believe learning occurs everyday and is a lifelong process. This belief is not limited to our students but in fact is to be exemplified and modeled by our staff as well. 

    As your Vice Principal, my mission is to empower our students to become productive citizens in their pursuit of academic excellence. Our school motto is “Smarter and Stronger” which conveys the importance of academic excellence and perseverance. Open communication and collaboration are the foundation of creating an atmosphere conducive to learning. Teachers, support staff, parents, students and the entire school community need to work together in our common goal of making this school year successful for every student that enters Sovereign Avenue school doors. I am eager to become part of this fantastic School Community and always remember, “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you” BB King. 



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  • Mission Statement:


    The Mission of Sovereign Avenue School is to facilitate the development of our students educationally, physically, and emotionally within a safe and orderly environment.


    Vision Statement:


    The Vision of Sovereign Avenue School is to ensure that all students experience a robust, relevant curriculum that will provide them with the knowledge and skills for success in college and careers. We want our students to be respectful, responsible, ready and make right choices in their lives. Students will be able to work collaboratively, employ digital literacy skills, and use critical thinking and problem solving skills to compete in the global economy.


    Collective Commitments


    • We are committed to providing a safe, supportive environment for students, staff, parents, and community groups of all racial and ethnic backgrounds.
    • We are committed to ensuring that our students are respectful, responsible, ready, and make right choices. 
    • We will encourage students to support each other in pursuing excellence by sharing their areas of strength. 
    • We will approach each day anticipating success, focusing on what we can do vs. what is beyond our control. 
    • We are committed to high expectations for learning, behavior, and citizenship, and will model them for the school community. 
    • We are committed to providing authentic instruction, with use of digital resources that have value beyond school. 
    • We are committed to data driven decision making.
    • We will practice self-reflection, recognize our strengths and weaknesses, and move forward with substantive solutions. 
    • We are committed to growing as educators through professional learning in order to provide high quality instruction to our students in a safe, trusting, and collaborative environment, where risk taking is encouraged. 
    • We will acknowledge the important role of parents in their child’s education and continue to strengthen communication between parents and the school community.
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