Dennis Yuzenas — a founding faculty member at the Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches — has been named the school’s new director of admissions. Since joining the school in 2011, Yuzenas has taught a range of social science classes, from essential skills to economics to world history. He will continue to teach part-time at Oxbridge while taking on additional duties in the admissions department.
“‘Mr. Y,’ as he is affectionately called around campus, has played an important role in the success of our first few years,” Head of School John Klemme said. “His deep understanding of the needs of students and parents searching for a more fulfilling educational experience, combined with his strong network of connections gained over 20 years teaching in Palm Beach and Broward counties, make him an ideal candidate for this role.”
Yuzenas will manage and direct the admissions team responsible for attracting diverse, high-achieving students who will succeed in a project-based learning environment. He will also lead new programs and services designed to educate prospective students, parents and the community about the benefits of an Oxbridge education. He will be hosting admission open houses at the school on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 5:30 p.m.
“When I first started at Oxbridge five years ago, it was clear that the school was truly student-centered and committed to helping students develop their full potential,” Yuzenas said. “There’s a unique culture of success here, and I’m excited to help attract students who will complement the school community academically and socially.”
Yuzenas has bachelor’s degrees in history and economics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and a master’s degree in gifted education from Nova Southeastern University.
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