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Meet Meyer Academy's new principal, Dr. Leslie Dangerfield

Dr. Leslie Dangerfield

School is in session at Meyer Academy – and with the new school year comes a new principal for our community’s premier Jewish day school.

Veteran educator and school administrator Leslie Dangerfield, Ph.D. is now principal of Meyer Academy, a partner agency of Jewish Federation. Dr. Dangerfield joins the school after serving as an administrator for the St. Lucie County School District.


“Dr. Dangerfield immediately rose to the top as a stand-out candidate to enhance Meyer Academy’s leadership team,” said Dr. David Lickstein, President of the Board of Trustees. “Her educational philosophy aligns perfectly with our vision of moving the school forward into the future.”


Dr. Dangerfield’s experience and credentials in education are extensive, spanning the roles of classroom educator, consultant, professor and school administrator. She earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University, a Master of Science in Reading from Southwest Missouri State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Psychology from University of Miami.


“At Meyer Academy there is a long tradition of educating students in order to prepare them for everyday challenges. This includes rigorous academics as well as positive foundational life experiences so students may be successful in the future,” said Dr. Dangerfield. “I am excited to be part of this premier learning institution. Together, we will continue the trajectory of excellence, which was established here more than 40 years ago.”


Click here to learn more about Meyer Academy, a state-of-the-art Jewish community day school for kindergarten through 8th grade.

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