Welcome to the new school year! We are enthusiastic about beginning year five at BPLA! Our team has planned much in hopes of a challenging and successful year for our students, staff, parents, and community. We invite you to communicate with us in person, by phone, via email, via website, zoom, Facebook, and Calling Post. Thank you to our new students and families joining us and our returning students and families for continuing to support us!
Dr. Myrtis Brightharp-Walker
Dr. Walker's Bio...
Dr. Myrtis Brightharp-Walker is a 43-year veteran educator. She presently serves as Principal of Bettis Preparatory Leadership Academy and Adjunct Professor.
She has been a teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, District Office Coordinator, Adult Education Director, Principal Specialist, and Leader, contracted by the State Department of Education, Director of Federal Programs, Educational Consultant for the State Department of Education, and Assistant Superintendent. She has written and been awarded several educational grants in support of funding for after-school programs, early childhood initiatives, tutoring (elementary-high school), and STEM education ranging in amounts from $250,000- $896,000. Collaboration grants have yielded an excess of $4 million in funding. Additionally, she has served as director/ coordinator, project manager, and collaborative liaison ensuring implementation of the grants.