Anthony Holland, Jr., Principal, is a product of the Kansas City Public School District and a KC native. A graduate of MCC-Penn Valley and Graceland University, Holland also earned a Master’s of Science in School Leadership from Baker University and is currently a doctoral candidate from Baker University as well. Holland is beginning his 18th year in education where he has taught in all three levels in multiple school districts and has served as an instructional coach, district summer school coordinator and most recently assistant principal at Central High School.
Holland enjoys his time with his wife, Anya, who is a music teacher and their four children Alana, Alivia, Anthony III and newborn son, Chamberlain.
Charlette Wafer, Assistant Principal, is a native of Milwaukee, WI. Upon graduating from Central State University (an HBCU in Wilberforce, OH) in 1995, Kansas City Public Schools recruited her to teach secondary English. Ms. Wafer earned both her master’s and specialist in Educational Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Throughout her 27 year-tenure at KCPS, Ms. Wafer has served as a classroom teacher, mentor, professional development chair, assistant-principal, and an instructional coach.
Ms. Wafer is a writing consultant, author, and founder of Ignited Pens Writing Group. When she is not celebrating writing or cultivating writers, she enjoys her two teenage daughters, her identical twin, and her church family.