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Principal's Corner

Hello YPA Families and Students,


I am very excited to introduce myself as the new Principal for Youngstown Preparatory Academy for the 2023-24 school year! My name is Jarrod Galbincea and I have been in Education for going into my 12th year. I have been the Assistant Principal for STEAM Academy of Warren the past 2 years where I was previously the Middle School Science and Social Studies teacher. I have an extensive background in PBIS, family and community outreach/support, and relationship building with students, parents, and stakeholders. Prior to my time at STEAM Academy of Warren, I was also a High School Social Studies teacher at ECOT and I worked with the Credit Recovery Program at Austintown Fitch. 


My journey into education began at Kent State University where I received my Bachelors Degree in Integrated Social Studies, my journey continued at Youngstown State University where I earned my Master’s Degree in School Leadership. Beyond the classroom my interests include basketball where I have been a coach with 4 seasons of experience with both Boys and Girls teams. 


I am very excited about this upcoming school year and the potential our students have to grow in all aspects along their educational path. I truly believe that Youngstown Prep is a big family that is here to support one another. My goal is to lead this family one person and one day at a time until we accomplish our objective! Ultimately that objective is the preparation and advancement of our students. This includes increasing state testing scores, building a firm foundation for future academic years, and helping each other grow beyond the classroom to be an active and informed participant in our beautiful city of Youngstown! 


Youngstown Preparatory Academy is firmly committed to our core beliefs that all students are capable of anything if given the proper support and guidance. We believe in a small teacher to student ratio that will provide more opportunities to build relationships and individualized learning opportunities. We also stand on our belief in Youngstown PRIDE! For us PRIDE means: Perseverance-Responsibility-Integrity-Dedication-Empathy

This is a foundational core for our staff, students, and families that I truly believe in and will uphold as one of the leaders in this building!


I am looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you throughout these upcoming weeks and months! I want to personally extend an invitation to speak with me, introduce yourself, and ask any questions you may have about my vision for this school and your students' part in that vision. Please feel free to call our school at 330-402-1372. 


Warm Regards,

Mr. Jarrod Galbincea

Head Principal

Youngstown Preparatory Academy

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