Jennifer Van Norman

Assistant Principal

Jennifer Van Norman is one of Excelsior’s Assistant Principals. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development from Azusa Pacific University, a Master’s degree in Education, P-12 Teaching and Gifted and Talented Education and is currently working towards her administration credential at the University of Southern California. Jennifer believes a student’s personal life plan is not only powerful, but essential to their educational goals and is an advocate for a strong student support team. When she’s not working, she is at home with her three toddlers singing, dancing, reading, and keeping them from eating play-dough.


Ben Smith

Assistant Principal

Ben Smith is one of Excelsior Charter School’s Assistant Principals at the Victorville Campus. Mr. Smith has been with Excelsior since 2002. He has a bachelor’s degree in Behavior Sciences, and a master’s degree in Kinesiology, both from Cal Poly Pomona. He is also a Board-Certified Behavioral Analyst and assists with the development of interventions to assist students. Mr. Smith is dedicated to helping students and families with all aspects of their educational environment. 


Amanda Chapman

Assistant Principal

Amanda Chapman is one of Excelsior’s Assistant Principals. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and Master’s in Educational Technology at California Polytechnic University, Pomona. She is currently attending Azusa Pacific University to clear her administrative credential and obtain a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. Amanda has been with Excelsior for nine years and has worked as a substitute, facilitator, classroom teacher, mentor, interim administrator, and Assistant Principal. She believes all student can achieve and is dedicated to helping students Make it Happen!”

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