Ph: 941-201-6994 Since 2015
Jennifer Radebach, MA.Ed., President/CEO
Jennifer Radebach is the President/CEO of New Path Academy. She has worked in the education field her entire life, and founded the Radebach School in Bradenton.
As a former special education teacher for the School Board of Manatee County she started the Radebach School from the ground up with the mission to provide the best quality education for every child regardless of socioeconomic status, behavior, or learning ability. Jennifer strongly believes in inclusion of all children and the importance of the role of family.
She has advocated for children and families in Manatee County for almost two decades through her mission of the Radebach School and her extensive community involvement. Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Fordham University and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of South Florida.
As the President and owner of the Radebach School, an Accredited Elementary School, Jennifer was responsible for the daily day to day operations, strategic and long term planning, all human resources, discipline, finance, teacher and student recruitment, faculty supervision, scholarship compliance, funding compliance, accreditation process, in service trainings, all AP/AR, supply ordering, curriculum writing and implementation, all policy and procedure creation and implementation, faculty and student handbooks, student progression plans, report cards, grading system, collaborated with outside agencies, fund raising, grant writing, development, marketing, advertising, and public relations, etc.
She constantly sought out opportunities to increase donations, grants, and fundraising efforts in order to scholarship children for both the school year and summer camp. She would personally scholarship 5 students per summer for summer camp and had 5 other donors that would scholarship students for summer camp every year. Jennifer supplemented tuition for special needs children as well as hardship families and tuition was reasonable and affordable for all families. Jennifer made a conscious effort to inform all parents of all scholarships available and the school was an approved school for both the Step of for Students and McKay Scholarships.
Jennifer’s goal for New Path Academy is that every effort is made to make learning intriguing, interesting, and rewarding. To strive for young minds to enjoy learning and for learning to become self – fulfilling. Jennifer believes learning occupies the mind. At New Path Academy she intends to help guide thinking toward peaceful pursuits, strongly believing that appropriate cerebral activity focuses attention and a settled attention span allows the mind to expand.
This is one of the seeds to personal developmental growth. The Academy will focus on the development of learning to become a way of life and how to learn will be given as much priority as what to learn and we will understand and accept that all minds learn differently. New Path Academy will help develop the necessary skills needed for all types of minds to learn and flourish.
We will pride ourselves on having the patience, knowledge, and techniques to educate all types of learners, personalities, and behaviors. We will associate learning with enjoyment so learning like playful pursuits becomes mentally integrated as pleasurable. Once established, the joy of learning is indelible and an open mind becomes a lifetime habit.
Jennifer’s mission for the academy is to offer a high quality developmental day program that ensures every child to have the utmost opportunity to be school ready. School ready in our definition is the ability to interact socially and emotionally with peers, siblings, and adults, to perform cognitive, fine, and gross motor expected tasks, and to be exposed to a print rich environment. Through our developmental day program, pediatric therapies, and our ability to accommodate all learners, we will attempt daily to meet our goal of school readiness.
Jennifer’s community involvement and contacts are extensive. She was appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to serve on the Children Services Advisory Board, she is a former United Way of Manatee Board of Director, a Leadership Manatee Graduate and serves as the Education Chair for the Cancer Society for Relay for Life, authored and received full funding for the first and only Alternative to Out of School Suspension Program in Manatee County, and secured funding for the first and only Manatee County Youth Commission Jennifer’s contacts and resources include Builders, Developers, Subcontractors, Educators, Financial Advisors, Medical Professionals, Government Employees, and Elected Officials.