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Renaissance Charter School at Central Palm wishes to give a warm welcome to our new Principal, Ms. Katrina Samuels, for the 2018-2019 school year.

Katrina Samuels, a long-time Charter Schools USA employee and highly-respected member of our leadership team, is returning to her hometown of Palm Beach to take over as principal in the fall.  Ms. Samuels has most recently served as founding principal of Kannapolis Charter Academy in North Carolina and formerly founded Renaissance Charter School at West Palm Beach.

Ms. Samuels is a veteran educator with more than 16 years serving students.  She began her career as an educator in New York City’s Department of Education where she implemented the teacher’s college reading and writing curriculum, Chicago’s Everyday Mathematics curriculum and NYCDOE’s science and social studies curriculum. She has had extensive experience in the classroom as well as principal.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education, her Master of Arts in elementary education and postgraduate course completions in supervision and administration from The City College of New York (CUNY).

We have seen tremendous results under Ms. Samuels’ leadership and are confident that she will provide our students and staff with the tools they need for success. We will hold a Meet & Greet event closer to the opening of school next year so that you can get to know our new principal.  Thank you again for trusting us with your students.