As a Kansas City Public School (KCPS) alumnus, Mr. Neal is excited and proud to be serving as Principal at Benjamin Banneker Elementary School. Prior to joining the Banneker family, he attended the Institute for Urban Education at the UMKC School of Education and then served as an administrator for Lee A. Tolbert Academy.
While bringing academic improvement to Banneker is his central aim, Neal realizes that building a personal, trusting relationship with students and parents is the first step to Banneker’s success. While our students face many difficult obstacles, it’s important they understand we have high expectations of every student. Every member of our faculty is committed to helping our students succeed!
Neal is not only a product of KCPS, but his son is also a student at Banneker. Neal’s ultimate goal as principal is that every student moves on from Banneker with a strong educational foundation and is ready to succeed in middle school and beyond.