Langtree Charter Academy has hired a new principal

New principal has experience with high school expansion
MOORESVILLE, NC. (April 28, 2016) – Langtree Charter Academy has
hired a new principal to lead the K-8 and oversee the school’s expan-
sion to high school. Van Wade has more than 30 years of experience
as an educator and school leader. He most recently served as head of school for Carmel Christian School in Charlotte as it grew from a K-7 school to a K-12 school. The former principal, who founded and led
the school will become the founding principal of Union Preparatory Academy at Indian Trail.

Wade received his Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education from Tennessee Temple University with a proficiency in history and speech/drama. He earned his Master of Educational Administration from University of North Carolina.

“We are so excited that Mr. Wade has joined our team,” said David McKnight, director of the New School Opening Team for Charter Schools USA. “We were thrilled to learn that he has already had experience carrying out our vision of expanding an elementary and middle school to a high school. His experience and genuine concern for students will make the growth of the new school a great experience for all.”

About the North Carolina Charter Educational Foundation

The North Carolina Charter Educational Foundation is a not-for-profit governing board created to open high quality, high performing charter schools in North Carolina. The board is comprised of local community leaders: Barbra Bryan, Talitha McGuinness, Beth Allen, Beth Compton, Wayne Turner, Ivonne Reed, and Jessica Rainstein. The board currently governs Langtree Charter Academy and Cabarrus Charter Academy and this year will open Iredell Charter Academy and Kannapolis Charter Academy as well as oversee high school expansions at Langtree and Cabarrus.

About Charter Schools USA

Langtree Charter Academy Upper School is part of the Charter Schools USA Inc. (CSUSA) family of schools. CSUSA, the first education management company to receive district accreditation through AdvancED, is one of the nation’s leading charter school management companies. In the 2015-2016 school year, the company will manage 86 schools in seven states serving more than 70,000 students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. CSUSA educational advantages include integrated technology, parental involvement contracts, student uniforms, enforced discipline policies, highly qualified and motivated staff, community focus and high academic performance.

Enrollment is underway and the school is on schedule to open in August 2016. Those interested may apply online at

Media Contact:

Colleen Reynolds, APR – Public Relations Counselor for Renaissance Charter School at Crown Point
Office: 239-437-0040
Cell: 239-849-6400

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