16 May

Lakeland School System superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell has announced the selection of Matt Adler as the founding principal of Lakeland Middle Preparatory School.M. Adler, Lakeland Middle Preparatory School Principal

A resident of Lakeland, Mr. Adler is currently vice-principal of Bolton High School where he previously served as the coordinator of the school’s International Baccalaureate Program, a Master Teacher, and chairman of the science department where he taught standard, honors, and AP Chemistry. Mr. Adler received his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and has earned master’s degrees in both Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Leadership.

Dr. Horrell said Mr. Adler impressed the principal selection committee with his combination of experience, warmth, and commitment to student success. “I believe Mr. Adler’s skill set and personality will be a great fit for the kind of culture we intend to build at Lakeland Middle Preparatory School,” Horrell stated.

Mr. Adler said, “Developing a school that continues the exemplary standard set forth by Lakeland Elementary School is one of my top priorities as LMPS principal.”

Mr. Adler will begin work for Lakeland School System on July 1st and will have more than one year to prepare for the opening of the new school for students in grades 5 through 8. The school, which will be located north of Highway 70 and east of Canada Road, will open in August of 2017.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Dr. Ted Horrell at 901.867.5412 or email at thorrell@lakelandk12.org.