Cherokee Charter Academy Hires New Principal

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New leader has long history with the school

April Wallis, veteran educator and former assistant principal at Cherokee Charter Academy, is the new principal at Cherokee Charter

CANTON, Ga. (July 11, 2017) – Cherokee Charter Academy, Inc. has promoted April Wallis as its new principal of Cherokee Charter Academy. Wallis most recently served as assistant principal of the school and has been employed in a variety of positions there since
its opening in 2011. She has more than 17 years of educational
experience serving in district, private and charter settings.

Wallis earned her Bachelor of Science degree in middle grades education from Shorter University in Rome, GA. and her master’s
degree in educational leadership from Kennesaw State University
in Kennesaw, GA. where she also earned a specialist’s degree in leadership for learning.

“Ms. Wallis has built strong relationships with the families and
students at Cherokee Charter Academy over the years and we are confident that her enthusiasm and experience will provide students with the best opportunity for success in the coming year,” said Erin Lanoue, regional director of education for Georgia schools.

Danny Dukes, chairperson of the Cherokee Charter Academy, Inc. is equally confident in the choice for new leader.

“As a strong leader with history at the school, Ms. Wallis is well aware of the challenges and opportunities facing students, staff and families and highly capable of bringing our school forward to continue the journey toward greatness,” said Dukes.

Cherokee Charter Academy is part of the Charter Schools USA Inc. (CSUSA) family of schools. The school is governed by the Cherokee Charter Academy, Inc., which consists of local community board members: Danny Dukes, Kim Cochran, Susan Imrie, Wendy Prichard, Josh Fuder and Mark Johnson. CSUSA, the first education management company to receive corporation system-wide accreditation through AdvancED is one of the nation’s leading charter school management companies. CSUSA currently manages 84 schools in eight states serving more than 75,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. It currently manages two schools in Georgia: Coweta Charter Academy and Cherokee Charter Academy.

Enrollment for Cherokee Charter Academy is underway for students in grades K-8. Those interested may apply online at

Media Contact:

Colleen Reynolds, APR
Public relations counselor for Langtree Charter Academy Upper Campus
Office: 239-437-0040
Cell: 239-849-6400

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