We are pleased to announce that Christina Everett Page has been named Principal of Bronzeville Lighthouse Charter School (BZLCS) as of July 7, 2014.  Ms. Page comes to BZLCS from Perspectives Charter Schools’ Calumet High School of Technology, where she was the Founding Principal and served for the last eight years. During her time as Principal, she received several leadership honors, including an Achievement Award recognizing the highest Math and Reading gains within the network, as measured by ACT’s Educational Planning and Assessment System. Ms. Page comes to us with approximately 15 years of experience in education.  She began her teaching career through Teach For America teaching at the elementary level in Chicago Public Schools.  She also taught Special Education while doing her Principalship Internship through Lewis University.  Ms. Page has certifications in School Administration, Short Term Learning Behavior Specialist (PreK-12), and Elementary Education (K-9).  She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Temple University as well as a Masters of Education from National Louis University.  Ms. Page is dedicated to her scholars and has been a strong advocate for quality education for students in urban communities. 

BZCLS was opened in 2006 serving 320 scholars in grades K-5.  Today, BZLCS is in its second charter term and serves approximately 488 scholars in grades K-8.  BZLCS prepares scholars academically, socially and culturally for success in college and beyond.  The BZLCS community is open, friendly and inclusive. 

BZLCS is part of the Lighthouse Academies nonprofit network of charter schools.  Lighthouse Academies schools provide opportunities for children to discover, achieve, and prepare for success in college, incorporating an arts-infused philosophy.  We develop children’s critical decision-making skills to prepare them for success in life.  We work relentlessly to achieve these outcomes through a self-sustaining financial model to transform children’s futures.