Head of School
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Meet the Head of School
Dr. U'Nika Harrell
Excelsior Preparatory Children's School is under the direction of U'Nika Harrell. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Houston, a Master of Education for Linguistically Diverse Learners from the University of St. Thomas, and her Doctorate of Education from Baylor University in Learning and Organizational Change.
Harrell spent the last eleven years in public education. She began her career as a Special Education Teacher's Assistant in a 6th-8th grade life skills classroom in Pearland, Texas. She most recently served as an Interim Principal and Dean of Instruction at a middle school in Houston, Texas. Harrell's educational roles included English as a Second Language (ESL) elementary school teacher (K-3), Elementary Instructional Specialist, Dual Language Coordinator, Language Proficiency Assessment Committee Administrator (LPAC), House Bill 4 Grant Coordinator, and District Multilingual Instructional Specialist. Harrell is certified by The Texas Education Agency as an Early Childhood through 12th-grade Principal and an Early Childhood through sixth-grade teacher for both English and English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher. Her goal is for each of her students to become fully prepared to meet the demands of international educational systems, both public and private, by building critical thinking skills and global-mindedness.