Mount Dora Christian Academy Appoints New Head of School
Mount Dora Christian Academy (MDCA) announced its new Head of School for the 2018-19 school year. Former Principal of Lower Schools, Mrs Lori Hadley has been selected to lead the school into this next year succeeding former Head of School and Secondary Principal, Dr Brad Moser. Dr Moser has accepted a position as President of Clarksville Christian School in Clarksville, TN.
“The school has grown dynamically under the leadership of Dr Moser and we expect it to continue under the capable leadership of Mrs Hadley,” says President Dr James Moore. “Dr Moser’s significant contributions to us, are in part, why he was a sought after candidate to serve in a greater capacity elsewhere. We are very grateful to him and his family and wish them God’s best.”
Earning recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School, Mrs Hadley was named as Educator of the year in 2017-18 by the National Christian School Association; comprised of 78 schools in 26 states. Stringent criteria must be met for the NCSA to give such an honor and is reserved for someone that goes above and beyond the highest level of professionalism. MDCA is thrilled to have someone of her ability at the helm.
Mrs Hadley will begin her role on July 1st 2018. “We have experienced great growth over the last five years here at MDCA and I am excited to have a hand in continuing that momentum. We should never underestimate the value of a highly qualified, experienced and dedicated faculty; this team will help us reach new heights and I consider myself fortunate to have a part in that,” says Lori Hadley. Mrs Hadley had an integral part in bringing a biomedical sciences institute to the High School this year and has a strong acumen for STEM. As a leader in the pursuit of academic excellence throughout the state of Florida, MDCA provides challenging curriculum to prepare each student for future success. Through cutting-edge teaching strategies and learning activities, instructional support, precision assessment and a wealth of other resources, our teachers inspire the best in our students and do all they can to ensure that our students are college and career ready upon graduation. “We are thrilled that Mrs Hadley shares our vision and is going to be vital in ensuring that our school achieves these important initiatives,” says Dr Moore. “With Lake County’s expected growth, we are excited about the opportunity to position ourselves as the leader in education; our new biomedical science department and future technology-engineering department will help ensure that.”
With over $2 million dollars being awarded in scholarship earnings to 2018 graduates, enrollment on the rise, the recent title of Regional Champion baseball team, a District Champion softball teams, a State winning Cross Country team, and the State Championship wins by members of the track and field team, a brand new Olympic quality track & football stadium – along with a trip to the State Playoffs by the football team, MDCA has much to celebrate. In addition to a stellar athletic program that boasts more than 30 teams and 20 clubs, Mount Dora Christian Academy strives to help students strengthen their relationship with Christ, build a foundation of moral character, and achieve academic excellence.