Meet our Principal



Ms. Nikita Tidwell

BS Early Childhood Education

West Preparatory Academy Principal


Ms. Tidwell is a lifelong resident of  Akron, Ohio. She is a graduate of Firestone High School in Akron. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education at the University of Akron. Upon graduating from college, she began working at Ida B Wells Community Academy as a Kindergarten teacher for 2 years. She later moved on to teach 3rd grade for 10 years. Then she moved on to become Principal at Main Preparatory Academy, a K -5 Charter school in Akron. She then took her talents to Cleveland, where she is now the Principal at West Preparatory Academy. Ms. Tidwell believes in serving her students, their families, and the community. She works tirelessly to build relationships with her families and the surrounding communities.


"Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them. Who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be." - Rita Pierson 

Nkita Tidwell