Alvaro Cores

ActinG School Director

Alvaro Cores, brings 24 years of experience in education to Principle Academy Charter. He holds a BA from Cornell University and earned an MA from St. Peter’s University.  During his 24 year tenure in the school system, he taught high school Social Studies, English, and served as a bilingual teacher.  In addition to his classroom experience, he has 16 years of administration experience in various K-12 positions, to include curriculum supervisor, assistant principal and principal at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

Mr. Cores enjoys baseball and is a former player and coach. He believes firmly in teaching students to adopt a growth mindset and be receptive to coaching and continuous improvement.


Cydneé Phoenix

Dean of Community Engagement

Cydneé Phoenix, an Atlantic City native, serves as Dean of Community Engagement.  She brings over 20 years of community relations, strategic recruitment, diversity & inclusion, relationship management, workforce & business development, and compliance to Principle Academy Charter (PAC).  Prior to joining PAC, Ms. Phoenix served in the nonprofit, private and government sectors.  She has devoted her personal life and professional career to helping young people find their passion and follow their dreams.

Ms. Phoenix attended Howard University and Stockton University, earning a BA in Marketing. She is an active member in the Atlantic City Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and works with several local community organizations. Her philosophy on education comes from a quote from the late President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.