Choices Leadership Academy Founder to be Featured on “Our Times with Terese Arena”, Airing on Dallas-area Susquehanna Radio Stations December 4-5, 2004

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Choices Leadership Academy Founder, Karen Harkey,and Terese Arena discuss how this new school will help address the need for diversity in college preparatory schools and neighborhood-based high school Advanced Placement programs.

Karen Harkey, Founder and Head of School for Choices Leadership Academy, will be the featured guest on “Our Times with Terese Arena”, Susquehanna Radio’s weekly Public Affairs program which is broadcast on its Dallas-area stations. The show will air at 5:00AM on both KTCK (“The Ticket”) 1310AM/104.1FM and KDBN (“The Bone”) 93.3FM. “Our Times” will also air Sunday, December 5th at 5:00AM on KLIF TalkRadio 570AM, and at 7:00AM on (“The Wolf”) 99.5FM. Each station also has live online audio.

Choices Leadership Academy will hold an Open House on Sunday, December 5th from 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 PM. The school is located at 18106 Marsh Lane, on the northeast corner of Marsh Lane and Frankford Road, in Dallas.

This unique school will be only one of six in the United States, and the only one of its kind in Texas. The maximum roster of 100 students per year in grades five through eight will yield a 12:1 student-to-teacher ratio. Choices Leadership Academy will answer the need for a multicultural college preparatory school that matriculates talented and gifted students from diverse cultures for admission to local, state and national independent college preparatory, as well as neighborhood-based high school Advanced Placement programs –while adhering to core values of scholarship, character, service, and leadership.

Through Choices Leadership, Inc., Karen Harkey’s after-school tutoring, leadership programs, and educational summer camps have enriched the lives of hundreds of participants since 1998. She is sought after for her expertise in developing programs for children, specifically in the areas of creative communication, theater arts, leadership and personal development skills. Ms. Harkey holds degrees in Speech Communication, English and Theater Arts from The University of North Texas. She has special training in gifted education from The University of Arkansas, and The University of Connecticut. Karen is a member of the National Association for Gifted Education and The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. Karen is married and the mother of two sons, as well as an active member of Hamilton Park United Methodist Church.

Choices Leadership Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, For more information, call (972) 662-0665 or visit http://www.choicesleadership.org.

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