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The El Paso Leadership Academy is a public charter school that provides students with an exceptional, tuition-free, college preparatory education. We are committed to a brighter future for our children and our community.

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ABOUT El paso leadership academy

 

Our goal is to give EPLA students the tools to achieve college and career success through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum while also providing them with opportunities to develop strong leadership skills. A life-long commitment to community service will empower our students to take an active role in shaping the future of their community. We will create a school where failure is not an option and students are given the knowledge and tools to identify and achieve their dreams.

Current Employment Opportunities

If you are interested in working in a flexible, collaborative, and supportive environment that will allow you the freedom to take risks and innovate, EPLA invites you to apply for a position and join our family.

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Founder Omar Yanar

Prior to forming the EPLA, Mr. Yanar graduated at the top of his class at Franklin High School and went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History and a Master’s degree of Education from Stanford University. Yanar then worked as a teacher for six years until he returned to school for a Master’s of Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Yanar believes that combining his educational experience with public policy expertise can provide him with the necessary tools to effect change in his beloved community of El Paso, Texas. The students and citizens of El Paso are a top priority in his life and looks forward to working with the community for the advancement of its youth through innovative curriculum and teaching methods.

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Our vision is that all EPLA students, because of the school’s all-encompassing environment of high expectations, will recognize that attending and graduating from a four-year college can be a reality.

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