Sonia Stewart is the new executive principal of Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School. Mrs. Stewart served as Glencliff High School’s Freshmen Academy principal with responsibility for providing instructional leadership, supporting Small Learning Community team meetings, and managing effective student intervention plans. As academy principal, she increased ninth grade promotion rates every year, developed student leadership teams, and improved parental involvement through academy showcases and student recognition. Prior to coming to Glencliff High, she was a teacher for Antioch High School, Brentwood Academy High School and Washington Prep High School in Los Angeles, CA. Mrs. Stewart was also the founding director of The Oaks Community Development Corporation on Chicago’s west side focused on education and education reform. Mrs. Stewart received her bachelor’s degree from Biola University, master’s degree from Trevecca Nazarene University, and is currently pursuing her doctorate at Vanderbilt University. Mrs. Stewart is married and has four children. Under her direction the vision of Pearl-Cohn is to equip students to realize and achieve their greatest potential, to involve families and strengthen communities.