Magnolia School of Excellence K-5 Campus Has a New Principal

Veteran educator brings more than 22 years of academic experience

Kim Derrick is the new principal at Magnolia School of Excellence K-5 Campus

SHREVEPORT, La (Aug. 10, 2017)Magnolia School of Excellence K-5
has hired Kim Derrick as its new principal for the 2017-2018 school year. Derrick is a veteran educator who has spent more than 22 years serving in a variety of educational and educational leadership positions in Caddo Parish School District. She recently came out of retirement to serve as the director of curriculum and instruction at Calvary Baptist Academy. Prior to that, she was principal at A. C. Steere Elementary School where she was awarded Caddo Principal of the Year in 2014.

Derrick earned her Bachelor of Science in education from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and her master’s in supervision with administrative certification from Centenary College in Shreveport.

“We are very excited to have Mrs. Derrick join our school family,” said Sabrah Kingham, regional director of education for Southwest Louisiana. “Her educational experiences have given her the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of people to meet the goal of increasing student achievement and educating the whole child. Her educational philosophy is based on her strong belief that all students can learn, given a positive learning environment, strong and knowledgeable teachers, a committed and focused leadership team, an encouraging community, and a supportive family.”

Magnolia School of Excellence is a K-12 school situated on two campuses and is part of the Charter Schools USA Inc. (CSUSA) family of schools. The school is governed by the Shreveport Charter Foundation, Inc. which includes local board members: Ann Stokes, Melva Turner Williams, Ph.D., Erica Bryant, Phillip Rozeman, M.D., Delano Wilson, Cynthia Peatross, J.D., Beth Woods, Doris Samuels Robinson, Zazell Dudley, Jack Sharp and Tim Nielsen. 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 87 schools in eight states serving more than 75,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. It manages eight schools in Louisiana. 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. Enrollment for Magnolia School of Excellence is underway. Those interested may apply online at

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