FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2018
New York Times Best Selling Author and International Educator Dr. Kevin Leman is expanding his successful Leman Academy Of Excellence to Mesa, Arizona for the 2018-2019 school year.
“Doors will open and we will meet our students at the curb. If the school in Mesa sees a fraction of the success as the two campuses in Tucson, the people of Southern Arizona will be very happy,” said Leman, who has written more than 50 books on parenting, marriage and family, and is a regular speaker at nationwide events, as well as on radio and television.“The site of the Mesa Academy, the former Hillcrest Academy on Power Road, is a great facility and with some modifications it will be a perfect fit for our model.”
The Leman Academy of Excellence is a tuition-free school and learning environment based on a Classical Education platform that willingly engages and embraces parents in the educational process. At the core of the Charter School’s philosophy is the parent-teacher-student relationship. “As each school opens, my charge is to be there and make sure the culture gets established, programs get started in the right manner, and our professional development training is done correctly,” said Leman. He plans to hold parental educational meetings and work closely with the teachers at the Mesa campus.
Dr. Leman started his Academy to make a difference in the American Educational system.“We’re very selective of the teachers in our schools. They better have a love of learning themselves. I don’t want teachers who know everything — I want teachers who are still learners,” he said. “We’re going to set the standards high, teach these kids and make a difference. Can I change the world? No. But I can make a dent in American education.”
The Mesa Academy has already begun to attract students and the goal is to expand the school to serve 500 students. Said Leman, “The combination of high standards, my philosophies around relational discipline and a school that is a lot of fun is going to be a perfect fit for Mesa families.”
“The three main draws are the philosophies Dr. Leman has written and lectured about for the past 30 years, the rigor and depth of a Classical Education school and the partnering with the home.” Said Dennis O’Reilley Leman Academy of Excellence’s Head of Schools. “We greet our families at the curb and truly partner with the home. At home with their parents is the primary place where children learn.”
Information nights for Leman Academy of Excellence located at 3761 S. Power Road are scheduled for April 26th, May 10th and 24th.
To learn more about the Leman Academy Of Excellence call 1-877-235-3626.