Dear YPA families,
It is with great pride and excitement that I would like to welcome you to Youngstown Preparatory
Academy. During the past twenty-five years, I have served as a counselor, assistant principal,
principal and assistant superintendent in charter school and school districts throughout the
For the past 10 years, I have lived and worked in Youngstown. I have committed myself to
increasing student achievement, program compliance and overall school performance while
addressing the social and emotional needs of students. I am elated to bring my skills as an
educational leader to YPA and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s
Along with the YPA staff, I will be working hard to create a culture of success that will be
established at our school by building strong relationships with parents, students, staff, and
community partners. We will focus on school-wide initiatives to strengthen and enhance
reading fluency and comprehension, writing, problem solving skills and social/emotional learning
while nurturing a safe and successful learning environment for all students.
I understand what makes a school successful and I am excited to be opening YPA and working
with our amazing teachers and families to make the school a community for everyone. I will
work together with you and the staff to provide the students of YPA the best possible
opportunities in order to prepare them to become world class citizens and lifelong learners who
can master the challenges of the 21st Century. As principal, my door is always open, and I
welcome your input.
I look forward to working with you and your child.
Principal and Founder, Youngstown Preparatory Academy