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UPrep names interim president

Jul 17, 2018

Edward Cavalier
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University Preparatory Charter School in Rochester has named an interim president.

Edward Cavalier spent nearly 15 years as principal at East High School. After retiring from that position, he held positions at the city district’s Dream Schools Program and Rochester Leadership Academy, as well as spending five years as CEO for Urban Choice Charter School and interim principal at Young Women’s College Prep.

Cavalier comes on board after a controversy involving the former president of UPrep, Joseph Munno, who retired after the schools valedictorian, Jaisaan Lovett, was denied the chance to speak at graduation.

UPrep is still looking for a permanent replacement to lead the school.