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

United States.

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.

In partnership,

Timothy Freeman

Principal and Founder, Youngstown Preparatory Academy