Lifestyle Academy prepares for opening working day as new Montgomery charter school

The lecturers and employees at Existence Academy had been active putting on the remaining touches during their university Wednesday afternoon, days absent from the opening of their new Montgomery constitution. 

Following months of renovating the previous St. Jude Instructional Institute, which shuttered eight a long time ago, partitions had been becoming lined with felt and embellished to depict different seasons, as nicely as a ‘Wall of Legends’ meant to give the college students a superior comprehension of the metropolis and school’s position in background. 

“We are creating an natural environment where they’re never ever not understanding,” Principal Kia Debnam stated.

Principal Kia Debnam jokes with teachers prior to the first week of school at Life Academy inside the former St. Jude School in Montgomery, Ala., on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021.

Raised in Harlem, New York, Debnam is a graduate of Howard University, North Carolina Central University, and Canisius Faculty and has earned multiple levels in Psychology and Childhood Instruction. She was a fellow in the New Colleges for Alabama’s School Founders application and participant in the Freedom Fellows Institute.

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