Published: May 01, 2013 12:59 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Dr. Angela Pruitt has been selected as the new superintendent for the City of Cape Coral Charter School System.

The Governing Board for the City's Charter School Authority made the selection at a special meeting on March 18. Dr. Pruitt was selected from a group of five finalists. She replaces Dr. Lee Bush who is retiring this month. Dr. Bush’s last day is May 18, and Dr. Pruitt will take over as superintendent on June 1.

Dr. Pruitt has served as the principal of Trafalgar Middle School for the past nine years. She has an excellent reputation and is highly respected throughout the Lee County School District. Her educational experience includes working as an administrator, college professor, university supervisor of teacher interns and staff development trainer.

Dr. Pruitt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Florida. She has an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Psychology from Capella University.

The City’s charter schools include Oasis Elementary, Oasis Middle, Oasis High and Christa McAuliffe Elementary.