Shepherd Revolution Leadership Academy
How is Shepherd Revolution Leadership Academy different from other schools?
SRLA is a private K- 8 micro-academy which means a smaller school (100) and smaller classes (10). We are also a multi-age learning ecosystem dedicated to developing the next generation into leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Our K-8 learners become educated, equipped, and empowered for personal and academic mastery. Because we believe in developing the whole child. Think of our classes like a family.
We believe in being adaptable and responsive, personalizing each students’ learning, meeting them where they are and helping them exceed their grade level. We have teachers as guides from the side and not sages from the stages. We focus our resources and technology to directly benefit each learner with an innovative holistic curriculum.
What kind of learners will attend Shepherd Revolution Leadership Academy?
Out-of-the-box thinkers, revolutionaries, aspiring young leaders, misfits, creators, innovators, entrepreneurs, and followers of The Messiah.
What is the story of Shepherd Revolution Leadership Academy?
As a young learner our Founder, David Prosper experienced many forms of suppression in his K12 educational years. He received negative labels from both students and staff which impacted his self-esteem and self worth. For a long time he believed that he was unable to learn and didn't fit in with the other students. But after finding one person who believed and invested in him it changed the trajectory of his life. He abandoned being the villain that traditional schools painted him to be and investing more of his time into playing football and running track and field where he was awarded an collegiate athletic and academic scholarship that ultimately became his ticket out of the projects of Sunrise, FL. Being the son of two Haitian immigrants, English was always a challenge for him to communicate with his peers. However, instead of letting that limitation stop him he decided to use it as an invitation to learn how to learn. This catalyst moment propelled him to grow at an exponential rate where he later found himself reading the Bible. In John 10 where The Messiah said, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.”
Instantly he received revelation from our Heavenly Father that his life purpose was to start an micro-academy that would nurture healthier families and communities by doing education differently.
After taking more time to study the life of The Messiah's style of leadership he learned that The Messiah led a revolution, which means a shifting of paradigm. He also led with the foundation of love as you see spelt in “revolution” backwards.
In 2018, the name Shepherd Revolution Leadership Academy was born and since then he and Co-founder and wife Audrey May Prosper have been on a mission to launch their first micro-academy in Colorado Springs with the goal of opening its doors Fall of 2023.
Our Ecosystem Core Values
Lead with Love
Love is the foundation of all healthy relationships. Love is both truth and grace. Love is being curious and caring about ourselves first and others.
We honor up, we honor down, we honor all the way around. By treating everyone with deep admiration.
We believe that we can get better at anything by the dedication of time, effort, and positive energy. We fall in love with the process and not the outcome.
Life is better when we get to do it together. We build bridges through our communication, cultivate a culture of creativity and innovation.
We strive for greatness in everything we do and everyone we serve. We are the hardest workers in the room.
Keep it HOT
We keep it honest by telling the truth, we keep it open by being receptive and we keep it transparent by not hiding who we are.
Our foundational pillars is what our identity is based on.
Biblical Worldview & Dedication to Service
We believe that the Hebrew Bible is our moral compass that encourages us to love, lead and learn from those around us.
Boldness & Humility
We practice thinking of others more than we do ourselves while also taking courageous educated risks.
Curiosity & Conviction
We believe that discovering the right questions leads us to the best answers while staying true to our beliefs.
Diversity & Inclusion
We believe that creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable community allows us to innovate for the future.
Tradition & Innovation
We use tradition as our foundation as we design a future that creates more sustainability and access for all.
OUR VISION & OUR MISSION
Our vision is to nurture healthier families and communities by doing education differently. We will do this by educating, equipping and empowering K8 learners for personal and academic mastery. We will also support and foster healthy relationships with parents and guardians to collaborate in supporting the whole child. Victor Hugo said “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” Our vision for 2030 is to have an SRLA Micro-School in 10 states. We believe that we are the solution for the education evolution, because when leaders get better families get better, communities get better, schools get better, governments get better, and ultimately the world gets better.
Our mission is to to empower the whole learner for both personal and academic mastery.