Christina Stoudt to lead Youngsville charter school

Baton Rouge Charter Academy at Mid City Principal Christina Stoudt will lead Charter Schools USA’s new charter school in Youngsville.

Stoudt was selected as the founding principal of Acadiana Renaissance Charter Academy, a Charter Schools USA-managed school in Youngsville set to open in August. Stoudt was selected last spring as the founding principal of Baton Rouge Charter Academy at Mid City, which opened last August. Both charter schools are managed by Charter Schools USA.

Stoudt started her teaching career in Shreveport, then moved to Las Vegas, where she held classroom and administrative positions in urban schools.

“Her experience in opening our new school last year in Baton Rouge will serve our students here well,” Billie Miller, vice president of education talent acquisition and development at Charter Schools USA said in a news release.

Stoudt earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, then-USL, and holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from NOVA Southeastern University in Las Vegas.

A principal for Charter Schools USA’s second school, Lafayette Renaissance Charter Academy, has not been selected yet, said Colleen Reynolds, a company spokeswoman.