Dear Parents,

I would like to extend a warm welcome and an open door to all Mater Academy Preparatory students and families in our school community! As the Principal of Mater Academy Preparatory, I am delighted to welcome all families to our nurturing and rigorous educational environment. Mater Academy is a name associated with some of the top-performing schools in the country, and we are elated to extend this momentum to Columbus, Ohio. Mater Academy Preparatory has created a college-bound culture cultivated from the very beginning of a student’s educational journey. I began my teaching career in New York City, shortly after earning a Bachelor of Science in Education from The Ohio State University. I also received a Master of Science in Counseling. I have served communities and provided counseling to students in schools in Harlem, and the Upper East Side in New York City, as well as in Miami, Florida. I am overjoyed to be back in my hometown where my educational journey originated! In my role as Principal of Mater Academy Preparatory, I would like to prepare our students to be lifelong learners, kind humans, critical thinkers, leaders, and well-rounded individuals to face the challenges ahead. At Mater Academy Preparatory, we firmly believe that communication and collaboration with parents is critical for the growth and success of our students. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns that you may have. We look forward to a successful and enjoyable school year as we witness the achievements and academic growth of your child at Mater Academy Preparatory.

Warm Regards,

Rachael Sparks


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