Amanda Bell-Greenough, Principal , EAGLE Fox Park
Kayla Case, Principal, EAGLE Gravois Park
Mrs. Case is a Nashville-native now serving in St. Louis as principal of EAGLE College Prep: Gravois Park. She works to lead the school’s efforts of sustaining an achievement-oriented and joyful culture. She previously served as the Dean of Students at EAGLE College Prep: Fox Park and Dean of Scholars at Purpose Preparatory Academy – a high performing charter school in Nashville. Mrs. Case was a part of the Purpose Prep’s founding team and spent five years establishing a strong foundation for students in Tennessee.
Kayla earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies/Elementary Education from Middle Tennessee State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She also obtained her Master’s Degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Curriculum and Instruction, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Mrs. Case is very proud of the progress EAGLE Gravois Park has made this year and is eager to see what the future holds.
Dr. Jonas Clark, Principal, HOPE Fortis
Angela Colbert-Brown, Principal, HOPE Prima
Crystal Danzy, Principal, EAGLE South Mountain
Crystal’s career has been dedicated to transforming teachers’ and students’ perspectives on learning, growth, and achievement. She began teaching in 2001 as a 6th grade teacher and later used her early childhood training to teach 1st grade. Her love for teaching literacy led her to the middle school level and then on to an alternative high school as a reading specialist. She was given the opportunity to take on the role of principal at this high school. Following that principalship, Crystal became the Director of Credit Recovery for the Casa Grande Union High School District.
Crystal then decided to challenge herself to make a difference in the lives of students living in an urban area and became a part of the EAGLE team. She had the honor of being selected for the 2015-16 New Schools for Phoenix Fellowship while transitioning into this new and exciting leadership opportunity.
Crystal was born and raised in Detroit, MI and attended Eastern Michigan University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in education. She also earned her master’s degree and her principal certificate from Northern Arizona University.
Cassandra Delgado, Interim Principal, HOPE Via
Emily Dittmer, Founding Principal, EAGLE Tower Grove East
Emily has seventeen years of experience in education and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role as Founding Principal.
Emily graduated from Concordia University in Nebraska and moved back home to St. Louis where she taught middle school language arts, art, and elementary music at CCLS in Kirkwood and Webster. She went on to work as a music teacher at Ellisville Elementary in the Rockwood School District. In that position, she made literacy a focus through a grant that allowed her to integrate quality children’s literature into the music program. She earned the honor of being Rockwood’s Teacher of the Year in 2009, received an Emerson Excellence in Teaching award, and a Character Education Partnership Promising Practice award for a service learning project she created. Most recently, she held the position of Assistant Principal at Ellisville Elementary.
Emily earned her master’s degree in educational leadership from Lindenwood University and participated in Rockwood’s Administrative Leadership Development program. She is currently pursuing her educational specialist degree in school administration.
Angela Hamilton, School Leader, HOPE Christian High School
Deniece Fields-Russell, Principal, HOPE Caritas
Jameela Lee, Principal, HOPE Semper
Edie Martwick, Founding Principal, HOPE Fidelis
Edie is a graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran College where she majored in education. As a college student she was awarded the “Impact Award” recognizing her leadership and contributions to the mission of the college. As a teacher she continued to demonstrate the importance of teacher as leader, serving at St. Marcus, HOPE Christian School, and EAGLE College Preparatory Schools in Arizona. While at EAGLE, she completed her Master’s Degree program in Curriculum and Instruction at Arizona State University (ASU).
Edie moved back to Milwaukee in 2009 to assume another leadership position as Director of Coaching for the Center for Urban Teaching. She mentored first and second year teachers, organized regular small group mentoring meetings, and coordinated the Urban Conference in Milwaukee.
In 2011, Edie returned to St. Marcus where she served as a kindergarten teacher, an instructional coach, Director of Primary, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and Assistant Principal. In 2015, Edie joined the HOPE team as a Founding Principal. Edie received her master’s degree in educational leadership from Alverno College in 2016.
Dr. Miranda Ming, Principal, EAGLE Tower Grove South
Omar J. Tabb, Sr., Principal, EAGLE Mesa
A graduate of the Western Michigan University, Omar’s initial employment experiences were in social work, where he managed a case load of children in various state- and privately-run child welfare facilities in Michigan. Upon returning to school to earn his master’s degree, Omar had an opportunity to substitute in a 1st grade classroom and fell in love with the teaching profession. Omar has since taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade scholars. He has previously served as a middle school and instructional/curriculum leader. Omar spent roughly, 14 years prior to coming to EAGLE as an educational consultant working to help improve schools all over the United States including Alaska.
Omar has made it his personal mission to create an equitable learning experience for all children in his charge. As a result, he works diligently toward exemplifying EAGLE’s brand promise, Expecting Academic Greatness with a Loving Emphasis.
Julie Verlei, Interim Principal, EAGLE Maryvale
Šárka White, Principal, EAGLE Phoenix South
Šárka has a passion for connecting with scholars, parents, and staff in order to help scholars reach their full potential.
In her most recent position as the Director of Research, Data, & Development with the Kingman Unified School District, Šárka partnered with the Arizona Charter Schools Association and its Quality Schools Program to enhance instruction and improve student achievement. Prior to that, Ms. White served as a Principal for KUSD #20, and her team consistently met the Arizona accountability requirements for “A” Schools. She has served as an educational consultant, Director of Education for the Wyoming Department of Agriculture/USDA, and as a K-8 teacher and Principal for Carbon County School District #1 in Bairoil, WY.
Šárka holds an educational doctorate degree in educational leadership and curriculum & instruction from the University of Phoenix, as well as her master’s degree in administration and supervision. She earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Wyoming.