The Leadership Education Foundation named Dr. Audrey Sanders as the new superintendent of Arrow Academy.
The Board of Trustees met on July 9, 2019 and voted unanimously for Sanders to be the next superintendent of schools. She formerly served as the district’s executive director for 3 years and founding principal of Liberation Academy.
“The Board is extremely proud to select Dr. Sanders as the new superintendent,” said Arrow Academy Chairman of the Board, William Walsh. “She has been a tremendous asset to Arrow through her leadership on campuses and at the district level.”
Sanders has been an advocate for high quality public education for over 25 years. She believes that no child should be trapped by the zip code that their family lives in; but, have an opportunity for school choice that can offer a positive learning environment. She grew up in La Porte, Texas in an impoverished neighborhood. Her first classroom was in the family’s front yard with her two brothers as the students and the Dick and Jane series, See Spot Run as their only textbook!
As the founding principal of Arrow Academy – Liberation, she led the K-6 campus to national recognition. Liberation Academy was bestowed the 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence award from the United States Department of Education. In 2019, Arrow Academy – Liberation was ranked in the top 30% of schools in Texas by Children at Risk. Another national accolade, Arrow Academy – Liberation received the CKH National Showcase Schools Award for 3 consecutive years under Sanders’ leadership. Additional achievements include Emergenetics National Showcase School and outperforming 100% of all Title I Schools in Fort Bend ISD.
Audrey has served on the Board of Directors, Member-at-Large for the National Association of Alternative Certification as well as a TEA designee for the USDE National Summit on Supplemental Educational Services and Public School Choice. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Houston Baptist University. Audrey completed her Master of Education degree and her Doctorate of Education degree from Texas Southern University. She also completed post graduate work in the Educational Diagnostician certification program from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
Audrey’s joy is her family. She is married to her college sweetheart, Carlos and they have two beautiful daughters Ariana and Caitlyn.