Our High School Principal is Kimberly Willis. Mrs. Willis first joined Academics Plus Charter School as the High School Counselor in June 2012. During the 2012/2013 school year she was asked to assume the role of interim and ultimately accepted the position of High School Principal. Under her direction, she and her staff strive to maintain a productive climate that confidently motivates, mobilizes, and coaches students to meet high performance standards.
Mrs. Willis’ education philosophy is to effectively impact education through multifaceted strategies that encourages student autonomy and accelerates teacher accountability. Mrs. Willis has been involved with student enrichment and education for 5 years prior to Academics Plus Charter School. Through both the public sector and unconventional settings, Mrs. Willis plans to utilize her experiences to continue an exceptional academic program. Within the public school setting, enrichment programs for at-risk youth, volunteerism, mission work in Haiti, she continues to use multi data sources to drive the instruction to promote better student outcomes. Mrs. Willis is dedicated to a movement that promotes the culture of achievement, teacher appreciation and support, student, parent, and community engagement. She prioritizes preparing students comprehensively, to enter this highly competitive job market and ever evolving world. As a new administrator, Mrs. Willis seeks out opportunities to accelerate her own professional learning that in turn will accelerate the schools growth.
Mrs. Willis holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management, and is pursuing a Master’s in Secondary Education. She enjoys working in ministry through her church and spending time with her wonderful family. She and her husband, Marquis reside in West Little Rock with their two daughters Serene and Brooke.