Duval Charter Scholars Academy Hires New Principal

Duval Charter Scholars Academy is a tuition-free public charter school educating students in grades K-8 who reside in Jacksonville, Florida

Former principal promoted to lead principal, veteran educator takes the reins

JACKSONVILLE, Fla (June 6, 2016)Carin White will be the new principal of Duval Charter Scholars Academy in Jacksonville, FloridaDuval Charter Scholars Academy will have a new leader in the fall. Carin White, who has been serving at the
school as principal-in-training will take over the leadership position as Michelle Thompson takes on a new role as lead principal for Charter Schools
USA. White has extensive experience in elementary education serving in a variety of leadership and instructional roles.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Daytona Beach Community College in DeLand and her Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. She received her Master of Education in educational leadership from University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

“We are looking forward to continuing our positive momentum with Ms. White at the helm of Duval Charter Scholars Academy,” said April Williams, Charter Schools USA’s regional director of Central Florida schools. “Ms. Thompson has laid a very solid foundation and we are certain the students will continue to grow and thrive under the careful guidance of Ms. White. She has already proven herself to be a tremendous leader for our school.”

Duval Charter Scholars Academy is part of the Charter Schools USA Inc. (CSUSA) family of schools. The school is governed by The Renaissance Foundation, Inc., which has been operating a network of the highest performing charter schools in Florida for over a decade including the State’s first National Blue Ribbon Charter School after which this school will be patterned. 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 77 schools in seven states serving nearly 65,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. In the 2016-2017 school year, the number will expand to 84 schools with more than 75,000 students. CSUSA innovative educational advantages include advanced technology, meaningful parental involvement, student uniforms, consistent and fairly enforced discipline policies, highly qualified and motivated staff, community focus, integrated character education and high academic growth and performance.

Applications are still being accepted online. For more information about Duval Charter Scholars Academy, visit www.duvalcharter.org or call 904-724-1536 for a personal tour.

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