Our Leadership

Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy leaders are a passionate group of individuals committed to changing the world by sending scholars to and through college.

Philip Smith

Philip Smith

Associate Principal

After many years in the classroom, I am thrilled to be a part of the leadership team here at HFCA. We are in the business of closing opportunity gaps and I am responsible for developing the systems, programs, and relationships that will allow our scholars to show that with opportunities and equity, anything is possible.

Phone: (414) 873-4014


Kasey Herd

Kasey Herd

Assistant Principal

I am both humbled and excited to join a team of educators that truly believe in providing exceptional education to the scholars of HFCA. During my time as a classroom teacher, I took pride in being able to cultivate and nourish relationships with not only scholars but with their families as well.  As a member of strong school leadership teams in the past, I have successfully created and implemented several school initiatives and programs that promote community and retention. I truly believe in the mission of HFCA and look forward to the journey ahead of preparing our scholars for their academic journey to and through college. 

Education: University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee  Bachelor of Science- Community Engagement and education; Cardinal Stritch University– Master’s in Education Leadership 

Phone: (414) 873-4014, ext.113
Email: k.herd@hfca.org

Rodney Lynk, CEO

High School
2212 N. Vel R. Phillips Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Philip Smith, Principal
Kasey Herd,
Assistant Principal
Andrew Carek,
Assistant Principal

Middle School
Mardak — Vandenberg Campus
4030 N. 29th Street,
Milwaukee, WI 53216
PHONE: (414) 873-4014
FAX: For transcripts and student records, please email: sabrina.hightower@hfca.org

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Our Eight Character Strengths

  • Love
  • Optimism
  • Zest
  • Social Intelligence
  • Grit
  • Curiosity
  • Self Control
  • Gratitude