LAKE CHARLES, La. (April 5, 2016) – Felix Harris has accepted the position of principal at Lake Charles College Prep. He most recently served as the Prep’s assistant principal where he has been serving
as interim principal during this school year. He previously served as
principal-in-training at Downtown Miami Charter School, one of
Charter Schools USA’s highest achieving schools located in one of
the most impoverished areas of Miami.
“Dr. Harris has proven that his leadership style is one that builds positive relationships with students, parents and staff,” said Sabrah Kingham, regional director for Charter Schools USA. “He has built a positive school culture that promotes clear and consistent expec-
tations for academics and behavior. He is a true asset to our school.”
Harris earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from Florida State University. He earned his Doctorate of Education in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University.
In addition to Harris’ appointment, Ken Roebuck has also joined the leadership team at The Prep. With a long history in the education field, he started his career in a coaching role at University of Louisiana Lafayette working with the baseball program. He served in the same role at Samford University in Birmingham, AL and Loyola University in New Orleans. He served in several high school baseball teaching and coaching positions in New Orleans and Lafayette. He most recently served as an administrator and principal at Carencro High School in Lafayette.
Roebuck earned a degree in commerce and business administration from the University of Alabama and obtained his master’s degree in education from the University of Louisiana Lafayette. He has expertise in the areas of master scheduling, working with students of poverty, RTI, data-decision making, building Professional Learning Communities, Professional Development and special education.
“Mr. Roebuck will help bring The Prep to the next level with advanced training for teachers and staff,” said Kingham. “The students in schools where he has served have experienced tremendous growth and we are looking forward to tapping into his expertise.”
Lake Charles College Prep is part of the Charter Schools USA family of schools. The school is governed by Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy Foundation, Inc. which includes local board Ulysses Gene Thibodeaux, Charles Honore, Clyde Mitchell, Andrew Ranier, J.D., Dr. Michael Kurth, Willie Mount, and Sylvia Stelly. CSUSA, the first education management company in the United States to receive corporation system-wide accreditation through AdvancED, is one of the nation’s leading charter school management companies. In 2015, the company manages 77 schools in seven states serving nearly 70,000 students in Kindergarten through 12th grade, nine of which are in Louisiana. CSUSA’s 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. Enrollment for Lake Charles College Prep is underway. Those interested may apply online at LakeCharlesCollegePrep.org.
Colleen Reynolds, APR
Public Relations Counselor for Lake Charles College Prep
Office: (239) 437-0040