Executive Leadership

Deborah Lockhart – CEO
Ms. Lockhart’s expertise lies in the areas of human resources, marketing, operations and technical services. She has successfully launched and operated programs for corporate entities for more than two decades. Among the clients served, both domestically and internationally, are the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Washington, DC; Riverside Hospital/Riverside Treatment Services, Inc., Washington, DC; Orion Marketing & Engineering Services, Frankfurt, West Germany; and International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation, Riverside, CA.

Ms. Lockhart’s most fulfilling achievements are those associated with the success of the many young people that she has been fortunate enough to mentor and assist in their development. She also counts among her achievements the development of the Human Resources Department for a major hospital, including its recruiting, credentialing, hiring, orientation and training, and retention of personnel functions; the establishment of a broad-based marketing and technical services firm for sales and installation of office products, telephone systems, intercom systems, and other support services; and spearheading the development team transitioning the human resources system at one of the largest airport facilities in the United States from a family of antiquated software and hardware systems to a multimillion-dollar state-of-the-art system affecting hundreds of employees at multiple base sites.

Ms. Lockhart’s undergraduate and graduate degrees are from California State University in Northridge, CA. She is has also completed  graduate studies in human resources at Villanova University.

Dana Bogle – Principal

Dana Bogle

Dana Bogle has been an educator in New York City and Texas for the past 11 years serving in a variety of roles including School Director, Dean of Instruction, Academic Director and Principal in high performing public charter schools. Mrs. Bogle is a cultural and instructional leader who is committed to the pursuit of excellence and educational equality for all students. She believes deeply in the value of excellent instruction and therefore focuses her time on providing the support and professional development to staff that will have a direct, positive impact on student achievement.

Mrs. Bogle is also married and has two young boys of her own. So as a mom and an educator, she truly believes that it takes a village to raise a child and is therefore deeply invested in the community that she serves.

Dana attended an all-girls college prep high school in Owings Mills, MD and is thrilled about the opportunity to return to the DMV area to serve our girls in Southeast, DC. It is her goal to ensure that 100% of Excel Academy girls are prepared to attend and be successful in high school, college and life. Mrs. Bogle earned her B.A in Psychology at Franklin and Marshall College and her M.A in Childhood Education at Bank Street College of Education.


Avril Crooks
Assistant Principal – PreK(3), PreK(4), Kinder

Tara Warrington
Assistant Principal – (1st — 4th Grades)

Elizabeth Schoenberger
Assistant Principal – (5th — 8th Grades)