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Eximius Preparatory Academy

Dr. Jonathan Daly

Dr. Jonathan Daly has been the Principal of Eximius College Preparatory Academy for the past eight years. Before coming to Eximius, his professional career was entirely within the NYS public school system. He has been a special education math and science teacher. He also was the science teacher for the “College Now program,” which was New York City’s pilot program for the small school’s initiative. He has held the positions of Teacher, Department coordinator, Assistant Principal of Administration, Assistant Principal of Security and Assistant Principal of Organization before becoming Principal of Eximius. Although his former school building was very large in comparison to the Morrisania Educational Campus, what he finds comparable is the child-centered approach to education that characterizes both schools and results in an excellent school program. Parents and staff who collaboratively work together each day for the students is the exemplary quality that attracted him to Eximius College Preparatory Academy. He is very excited to be a part of the Eximius family and to closely work with everyone to make Eximius even better. Dr. Daly believes that his greatest initiative is to provide the leadership that will facilitate a school environment to provide differentiated instruction to meet the needs of each student to the best of our ability. The educational program must be academically challenging, engaging each student by linking the curriculum to previous knowledge and experience, and also be exciting to promote further exploration of new ideas. Parents, teachers, support staff, and administration all have an important role to encourage our children to become active learners. It is his sincere desire to provide expanded opportunities for our students to acquire the skills to become productive citizens in a vastly changing society. After diligent and strategic development of the college program, Dr. Daly not only out ranked the city with his graduation rate and college enrollment but also out ranked the nation. In a nationally televised documentary by PBS, Eximius received a spotlight for outperforming the nation in college enrollment, 100% of graduates enrolled, for our demographic, underserved and definitely not the "typical" college going community. The network also interviewed 3 of the 10 Eximius alumnae who are enrolled at NYU on a full scholarship. Dr. Daly received a B.A. in Biology from Concordia College, an M.S. in Secondary Education from Mercy College, an M.S in School leadership from the College of Saint Rose, and a Doctorate degree in school leadership from Concordia University.