Principal's Message

Dr. LeVan

It is with great pleasure that I join the Robert Smalls International Academy learning community as Principal. I look forward to immersing myself entirely in our school and community. I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than fifteen years. I have worked with a variety of students from Kindergarten through college. My most recent administrative roles include serving as the Director of Elementary Education and Principal of Joseph Shanklin Elementary School. I am eager to bring my experiences to Robert Small International Academy and work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success.

I believe my primary responsibility is to put our teachers in the best possible position to succeed, as they will in turn put our children in the best possible position to succeed. I believe wholeheartedly that every student deserves a quality education and that only happens when the school and families work together for the best interest of our children. With that in mind, I will be calling on all of our faculty, staff, and parents to work as a singular unit so we can best serve your children!


Celestine LaVan, Ed.D.


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