Dr. Luther Waters- Principal
Dr. Luther Waters is a 30 year entrepreneurial and education veteran. His diverse background as a Marine, an entrepreneur, and educator, coupled with the fact that he was raised in this community makes him the perfect candidate to lead the Executive Preparatory Academy of Finance.In the 1980’s, Waters owned Dynasty Business Supplies where he managed purchasing inventory management, contract negotiations, and sales of firmware products to Fortune 500 companies throughout the US. He was the second, African-American Distributor of Memorex computer supplies in the United States and the first African-American Master Distributor of Maxell computer supply products in the United States. Some of his clients included the reknowned Hughes Aircraft Company, Hughes Helicopter Company, and the Lockheed Corporation.
He has extensive experience managing employees in the education and business settings. As the Coordinator for the District Office of Transition Services with The Los Angeles Unified School District, Division of Special Education, he managed and directed the operations and activities of 135 teachers, paraprofessionals, and clerical staff serving all secondary schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. His service on the leadership team with the Division of Special Education frequently called for the use of his problem-solving skills to address challenges and issues to the District.
He designed and created several transition assessments that continue to save the District thousands of dollars each year and created the data collection model used by the Division of Special Education to assemble and generate reports to the State for follow-up of students who left due to graduation, drop out or ageing out. He also initiated the creation and curricular design of Doyle Career and Transition Center, a vocation education training center for students with moderate to severe disabilities.
He is well acquainted with data management and understanding data to support effective learning. In contract negotiations as an educational administrator and a business owner, the effective use of projections and trends assisted him in determining what the needs of his clients would be when identifying usage needs.
His experience and history of successful leadership across several career pathways will be sure to greatly assist meeting our vision and expectations for The Executive Preparatory Academy of Finance.
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership – Azusa Pacific University
Master of Science in Educational Administration – National University
Administrative Services Certificate/Credential – National University
Specialist, Learning Handicapped Credential – California State University, Dominguez Hills
Secondary Social Science Credential – California State University, Dominguez Hills
Bachelor of Arts in Social Science – California State University, Los Angeles