About Times2 Elementary.

Times² (Times squared ) STEM Academy is a K-12 accredited charter public school committed to improve mathematics, engineering and science studies for urban youth in Providence, Rhode Island. Times² STEM Academy prepares America’s next scientists, engineers and leaders by providing a rigorous academic program aligned with the state's requirements. The faculty and staff provide hands on learning experiences with a strong academic emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) principles, augmented by an innovative In-Field Learning Experience program that enables students to observe STEM based endeavors in the real world. .

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Instructional Dean of
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Dr. Carrie McWilliams

Dr. Carrie McWilliams


Dr. McWilliams is currently serving as the instructional dean at Times2 Elementary School, implementing data teams and data analysis school-wide. She is certified as RI Building Level Administrator K-12; RI Superintendent; Mississippi Career Level Administrator; Virginia Professional Level Pre-K-12; Georgia Building Level Administrator; and CT Professional Immediate Administrator.

Dr. McWilliams served as principal in East Providence, where she implemented a school reform plan to focus transformational efforts based on best practices. This resulted in increased teacher effectiveness based on multiple data sources, while working collaboratively with RIDE to monitor progress. She has also done work at the state level by serving as a transformational leader with RIDE. In that role, she partnered an coached two principals on best practices to support students who tested among the lowest in the state as determined by RIDE. In addition to her work in Rhode Island, Dr. McWilliams served as Dean of Students in the New London, CT school district, where she transformed a disciplinary system resulting in a 50% reduction in student behavioral referrals, bringing the school into compliance with state standards. She has done work in developing curricula in English, Science and Unified Arts; created district-level student assessments; and created and published a standard-based teacher evaluation process. Dr. McWilliams holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from University of Sarasota, an M.A. in Education from Sacred Heart University, and a B.A. in Political Science Pre-Law from University of Central Florida. Most recently, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and VINCI Education named Dr. Williams as a recipient of the Digital Leader of Early Learning Award, which honors principals who show leadership in educational technology and pre-K-grade 3 learning.

School History.

Foundation.

Times² (Times squared ) STEM Academy is a K-12 accredited charter public school committed to improve mathematics, engineering and science studies for urban youth in Providence, Rhode Island. Times² STEM Academy prepares America’s next scientists, engineers and leaders by providing a rigorous academic program aligned with the state's requirements.


Times² Academy began in 1976 as an after-school and Saturday enrichment program, with a dream of minority children becoming the nation’s next great scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. In 1998, the dream transformed into a formal 7-12 charter public school to provide a learning environment to instruct, inspire and train students in STEM principles. In response to a critical need to provide early intervention and development, the elementary division was opened in 2002.


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21st Century Leadership.

Now, the K-12 Academy is an environment where students and their families gain purposeful guidance as they equip themselves with the skills necessary to navigate their way through the emerging technologies and science of the 21st century.



The faculty and staff provide hands on learning experiences with a strong academic emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) principles, augmented by an innovative In-Field Learning Experience program that enables students to observe STEM based endeavors in the real world.

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Professional Affiliations.

Times² STEM Academy is a member of the Rhode Island League of Charter Schools, College Board and Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Times² STEM Academy is accredited by the American Academy for Liberal Education through the Charter School Accreditation.


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