A Message from the Principal
Welcome to Ánimo Mae Jemison - Home of the Jets! As we enter our 3rd year we are excited to watch our founding class succeed in 8th grade, culminate from middle school, and prepare for the next step in their educational journey: high school success!
Our mission is to offer each and every family a positive school experience focused on preparing students for college, leadership, and life. I believe that this goal is best accomplished when we can work as a team, and I look forward to partnering with each of you to make your child’s middle school years successful and engaging.
As a school we are committed to the following:
- Fostering a Positive School Environment
- Rigorous Common Core Instruction for All Scholars
- Parent, Family, & Community Engagement
Although, I serve in an administrative capacity, I started my educational career as a middle school English teacher not too far from Mae Jemison. I worked in all three grade levels, but I called 7th grade home for most of the years there. As a teacher I taught intervention and GATE courses as well as ESL. In addition to classroom instruction, I also served as a Title 1 coordinator and an instructional coach focused on meeting the needs of English Language Learners. I will always consider myself a teacher first and foremost, and am honored to now work with such a dynamic team of educators as those who we are lucky to have here at AMJ.
After a great day at school, I enjoy spending time hiking in the hills around LA, running, swimming, or cycling in preparation for an upcoming triathlon or race, or just relaxing while cooking a meal from scratch.
I encourage you to become a partner with us as continue to grow as the Ánimo Mae Jemison community.