Herzog Foundation's Christian School Startup Accelerator has ended
Interested in starting a Christian School in your community? Whether you’re just dreaming about it or already taking steps to start a Christian school, this event is designed for you. At this 2-day conference we will take you from "I want to start a Christian school" to actually knowing the next steps to launch!

Join the Herzog Foundation, other school founders, and expert coaches for an event that will catalyze Christian school launches across the country!

Types of schools served:
- Hybrid Homeschools
- Classical Christian Schools
- Traditional 5-day Christian Schools
- Pod or Micro Schools
- Church or Independent

Types of leaders served:
- Future School Founders who are dreaming about starting a school (Level 1)
- Current School Founders who are already taking steps to launch your school (Level 2+)

It is free to register. Attendees are expected to cover all travel and accommodation costs as well as dinner expenses. All other event costs are covered by the Herzog Foundation. School startups must be located in the US.
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Yesenia Fitzhugh

Soaring Education Services
Operations Manager
Yesenia Fitzhugh currently serves as the Operations Manager for Soaring Education Services. Before joining Soaring, Yesenia served as Regional Director of Operations for EAGLE College Prep Schools in Arizona, charged with building and implementing high-quality, sustainable systems across the region.
Yesenia was the Founding Principal of EAGLE Maryvale, which opened its doors in 2014. Under Yesenia’s leadership, EAGLE Maryvale became a highly recognized school in west Phoenix, serving over 400 students from kindergarten through 8th grade.  Yesenia was responsible for driving the direction of the school, developing and overseeing all school operations, team building, and leading student achievement and teacher development.  In 2014, Yesenia was an Arizona Charter Schools Program Co-recipient, awarded $750,000
In 2014, Yesenia was a Walton Family Foundation Co-recipient, awarded $250,000 (all start-up funds for the school).  In 2016, EAGLE Maryvale was recognized by A for Arizona for schools on the way to an ‘A’ and a gold medalist.
Yesenia holds a B.S. degree from Northern Arizona University in criminal justice, a certificate from California State University, Sacramento in elementary education, and an M.Ed. Degree from Northern Arizona University in educational leadership.  In 2012, Yesenia became an Aspiring Leaders Fellow through the Arizona Charter Schools Association.