East Point Academy, the Chinese-immersion charter school in West Columbia, has named our own Lora Prill to its governing board:
Primed for an exciting and successful school year, East Point Academy has set their new leadership team, with the naming of new board officers, new board members and a new Head of School. East Point Academy is South Carolina’s first whole school Chinese immersion public charter school, setting the standard of educational excellence in immersion education through rich curriculum and academic excellence.
The East Point Academy (EPA) Board of Directors elected five new members and assigned new officer roles for the coming school year. The new board members are Alan Buck, Lisa Cole, Dr. Sali Li, Lora Prill and Emmy Zhang.
Buck is a client relations executive at Ingenico Mobile Solutions. He specializes in business leadership, contract negotiations and team building. Cole is a freelance writer and social media specialist who is skilled in non-profit marketing and grass roots advertising. Prill is a partner at ADCO. She brings expertise in brand marketing, communications and business development. Li is an associate professor at the University of South Carolina. He has years of experience in international business leadership, international entrepreneurship and emerging economies. Zhang is the audit manager at the Office of the State Auditor. She has extensive experience in the financial sector, is a certified public accountant, a certified fraud examiner and a certified internal auditor….
Lora is not only a partner at ADCO, but our vice president of marketing. She has been a highly involved parent for several years at the school, which her son Matthew attends.
East Point Academy is a part of the state’s public school system, but it is classified as a charter school because it is allowed to set critical achievement standards above more conventional public schools. East Point started in 2011 with about 85 students in 4K through second grade. It has grown since then, a grade at a time, to where it has 570 students from 4K to seventh grade.