CHESTER, Pa., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Chester Community Charter School
announced that it has hired Chester resident Lavada E.Y. Driggins to serve
as principal of the charter school's new middle school, which is scheduled
to open in September of this year at 2730 Bethel Road in Chester. Ms.
Driggins is a former teacher, a former elementary school principal, as well
as a former middle and high school vice principal with more than 25 years
of educational experience in the Chester community.
Driggins, who also recently served for three years as public affairs
coordinator for the City of Chester, holds a bachelor's of science degree
from West Chester University and a master's in education administration
degree from Cheyney University. In addition, she holds a certification in
elementary education, and is also certified as an elementary and secondary
school principal. Among other academic and professional recognitions, she
is also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society.
Commenting on Driggins' appointment and the new middle school, Chester
Community Charter School's executive director, Steve Lee, said: "At the
request of our K-8 parents, we've been planning over the past year or so to
introduce a middle school. The new middle school, which will accommodate
475 students in grades 6 to 8, will primarily serve the approximately 275
students who are currently enrolled in our 5th, 6th, and 7th grade
"The quality of the new facility notwithstanding," Lee continued, "we
knew we'd need an absolutely outstanding educator/administrator to serve as
our first middle school principal. It didn't take us very long to realize
that there was no one better qualified to lead us in this new area than
Chester's own Lavada Driggins. We are very proud to have her as apart of
the Chester Community Charter School's team."
Ms. Driggins said she's excited about the opportunity to further
improve student academic achievement in her hometown. "This is an
exceptional opportunity for me to help build upon the reputation for
educational achievement that Chester Community Charter School has already
established," said Driggins. "The very best thing about all of this is that
I'll have an opportunity, once again, to work with parents and children
that I've known for many years right here in Chester."
Established in 2001, Chester Community Charter School has grown to
provide educational services to approximately 1,700 students in
kindergarten through 7th grade in Chester, Delaware County. The school
provides instruction to its students from five newly constructed buildings
on two campuses in the city of Chester.
The school's first new building, built in the year 2001, represented
the first new school building constructed in Chester in more than 30 years.
The school's academic achievement performance on state standardized tests
ranks Chester Community Charter School among the best academic performers
in Delaware County, and as a leader among Chester-based schools.
SOURCE Chester Community Charter School