Lafayette Renaissance Charter Academy Names New Principal

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Veteran educator brings more than 16 years of experience to school
LAFAYETTE, La – (May. 25, 2017)Tale' Lockett, a veteran educator from Baton Rouge Charter Academy at Mid City, is the new principal for Lafayette Renaissance Charter AcademyLafayette Renaissance Charter Academy has hired a new principal, veteran educator Tale’ D. Lockett. Lockett most recently served as principal at Baton Rouge Charter Academy at Mid City. He started his educational career as a math/ELA/special education teacher at Galena Park Independent School District and eventually became assistant principal at Houston Independent School District.

“We are very excited to have Mr. Lockett join our team in Lafayette,”
said Raquel Square Ayles, regional director of the Lafayette charter
schools managed by Charter Schools USA (CSUSA). “His extensive experience and data-driven instructional background will help our students excel. We have seen his experience first-hand in bringing students to their highest level in Baton Rouge and now we expect
only the best for our students in Lafayette.”

Lockett received his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology counseling with a minor in special education from Southern University in Baton Rouge. He earned his Master of Arts in education administration from Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, TX and is pending his doctorate degree in educational leadership from University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ. He is also a Fellow of the Relay/GSE principal program.

Lafayette Renaissance Charter Academy is governed by Lafayette Charter Foundation, Inc., which includes local community leaders: Dr. Mary Louella Riggs-Cook; Carlos Harvin; Karen Miller; Virginia Jones; Fernando Perez-Viart; Erica Williams; and Jeremy Howard.

The board selected Charter Schools USA (CSUSA), a nationally recognized leader in education management, to manage the school. CSUSA is the first education management company in the nation to receive accreditation through AdvancEd. This designation assures that all schools opened and operated under CSUSA’s model will be accredited in the first year of operation. CSUSA manages 84 schools in eight states, serving more than 70,000 students. The company manages eight schools in Louisiana. For more information, visit or call 337-706-0066 for a tour.

Media Contact:

Colleen Reynolds, APR – Public relations counselor for Charter Schools USA,
Lafayette Renaissance Charter Academy and Lafayette Charter Foundation.
Office: 239-437-0040
Cell: 239-849-6400

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