UPA Leadership Staff

Richard M. Ledgister

Richard Ledgister, the principal of University Preparatory Academy- Palm Beach, has been an educator for 12 years. He has served as a middle school teacher and a K-8 administrator with proven results. He is credited with leading schools and departments to notable achievements, establishing a mentoring program for at-risk students, and successfully training teachers to exceed the demands of the Florida standards. Mr. Ledgister joins the University Preparatory team with a passion to close the achievement gap for all students. Mr. Ledgister resides in the West Palm Beach area with his wife and three children.