Head of School
Brenda Crenshaw is the founder of The Crenshaw School. She developed innovative techniques and an out-of-the-box approach to teaching while working as a private instructor to Justin Timberlake and Lance Bass. During this time, she also privately tutored students from Lake Highland, TFA, and other top private and public schools. Through these experiences, she was exposed to curriculums from all over the United States.
From this exposure and experience, she developed her own program.
The Crenshaw School began with five students, but was so strong that it quickly grew to 25. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) took note of our exceptional program and accredited us through their international division, CITA.
Our school began in two side rooms of a gym in order to work with elite gymnasts. Brenda’s focus has always been on the children, and what is absolutely necessary and best for them.
The school later moved into a small church in Orlando. Within three years, The Crenshaw School had maxed out the building limit of 100 people. We moved onto the Windermere Community Church property, using portables. The school quickly exploded to 180 students, then 250 students and 30 staff members.
Over the years, our walls have changed and grown to accommodate our current students -- but the essence of The Crenshaw School remains the same: we continue to offer students a distinctive learning environment through an established program of educational innovation.
Our graduates are accepted to universities all over the world, including medical schools, and several have already received their Masters. Many of our students were able to jump start their careers in the film and entertainment industry as professionals, as well as becoming a pro athlete due to our designer program.
We recognize that we are preparing students for the 21st century, in which the only constant is change. To that end, our academic program requires students to go beyond mastering basic traditional skills and become fully prepared for the challenges ahead.
We require students to reflect critically, develop transferable skills, and above all to think, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate. In short, our educational process prepares students to thrive in college and in life within our global community.
Brenda set in motion a school that prides itself on a cohesive sense of community, a pervasive friendliness, and a commitment to sensitivity and awareness, as well as academic excellence. Never through teaching to a test; but through connection, inspiration, awe, and interaction, inspiring our students to actively relate in the world.
Read “Average Student to CEO” by Brenda Crenshaw.
“In a classroom, no matter the make-up of students, it’s a daunting task to reach all levels and learning styles. Focus on students to identify their own learning style. This knowledge will help academically, but more importantly, it becomes an asset throughout all aspects of their life and career.” -Brenda Crenshaw
Tanya Williams, Principal
Tanya Williams graduated cum laude from The College of New Rochelle with a double major in Chemistry and Math. She then moved on to Boise State University to receive her Master’s degree in Educational Technology. She graduated this program with a 4.0. Tanya started at TCS in 2004 as a teacher, became vice principal in 2011 and principal in 2012. She has effectively run TCS Florida according to the philosophies of Brenda Crenshaw, founder. She also is experienced in curriculum, college counseling, transcripts, report cards, accreditations, education technology, and much more.