Collegiate Preparatory International Academy is developed by Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Claytisha Walden. With over twenty years in the field of education and youth development, Dr. Claytisha Walden is an energetic, passionate and dynamic leader who has worked with young people from early childhood to young adults. She is worked in many capacities from teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal. A former elementary, middle and high school instructor with a heart for young people describes her varied educational background. She has an expertise in child and adolescent development, instructional technology and organizational change. Dr. Claytisha holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from Purchase College as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry from Lighthouse Christian College; Master of Science in Urban and Multicultural Education from College of Mount Saint Vincent and a Master of Science in Educational Administration and Supervision from Baruch College as well as a Doctor of Philosophy from Newburgh Theological Seminary and Doctor of Education from California Coast University. Dr. Claytisha Walden served as Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction at Mount Vernon City School District and previously at an Associate in School Accountability at the New York State Education Department.