James C. Presley
James Presley is the second of seven children born to Delores Presley. He was raised in a single parent home in Wildwood, Florida. He graduated from Wildwood High School in 1986 and matriculated at Flagler College to complete his B.A. Degree in Business Administration in 1991. He earned his Masters Degree in Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership from Troy University, in 2005.
He has twenty-five years of experience in the field of education and holds a professional educator’s certificate in Educational leadership (All Levels), School Principal (All Levels), and Business Education (6-12). He currently serves as the Principal of Sumter PREP Academy. He is a member of the National Alternative Education Association and Florida Alternative Educators Association. Mr. Presley was inducted in the Flagler College Athletic Hall of Fame (2008) and the Wildwood Middle High School Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame (2019).
Principal Presley has been the Principal of Sumter PREP Academy for five years. During the past five years Mr. Presley has developed a PBIS program that has been recognized by school systems in the state of Florida. He has a passion to shift the Culture and empower the next generation. This passion to help others can be attributed to the lessons learned from his mom, the late Delores Presley. She was a single mom who raised seven children as a waitress. She was a praying mother who dealt with poverty by making sacrifices for the future of her children.