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New Principal to Lead Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy

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Walter Reese.jpgPLYMOUTH, Mich., Aug. 12, 2015—Walter Reese will serve as the new principal of Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy for the 2015-2016 school year. Reese replaces Jaci Jeffrey who accepted a new position within National Heritage Academies (NHA).

Reese brings 14 years of educational experience to the role having served in the classroom and in leadership positions. He is a familiar face at Plymouth Scholars; he worked as a dean for one and a half years prior to this appointment. Reese is returning to the school as principal following several months of serving as interim principal for another NHA school.

“It is so wonderful to return to Plymouth Scholars to serve as the school’s principal,” Reese said. “I’m looking forward to partnering with the great teaching staff and parents to ensure our students are reaching their highest potential as we prepare them for success in high school, college, and life.”

The school recently won several Eagle Awards for excellence from National Heritage Academies. The company awards five awards in the areas of student attendance, parent satisfaction, employee engagement, student academic growth, and schools of excellence.

Plymouth Scholars won an Eagle Award for parent satisfaction, employee engagement, and student academic growth. 

“The Eagle Awards are a wonderful affirmation of the outstanding work by the staff, students, and parents of Plymouth Scholars,” Reese said. “The leadership team has spent all summer preparing for another successful school year, and I can’t wait for the students to return to the classroom.”


Reese holds a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Michigan – Flint.

Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy is a free public charter school serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade.





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