The Lady Flames Are HOT, HOT, HOT!
Come support our Lady Flames volleyball team! Thursday, September 3rd (4:30pm) is the Lady Flames very first home game of the season! Let's pack the house out! Families come earn points for your maroon or gold team!
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The new Jenkins team is ready for action!
The 2015-16 school term promises to be an exciting one. With a new principal taking the helm and a new teacher joining the veteran staff, students will experience a vibrant, interactive program of academic, spiritual and transformative education. The transformative experience begins with the instructional team. Here's a quick look at our staff:
Summer D. Wood, Ph.D.: Principal
Dr. Wood has worked as an educator of both young students and teachers for the last 9 years. She earned her doctorate at Vanderbilt University, where she studied the connections between language, literacy, and culture. Over the last five years she has been dedicated to training teachers how to teach using culturally responsive engaging techniques. Before that she served as an instructional coach for D.C. Public Schools. She began her teaching career as a third grade teacher in Baltimore, Maryland.
Shelly Pelote: (K-2)
Mrs. Pelote received her B.S. in Education from Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, PA. She has been teaching for over 10 years. Before coming to F. H. Jenkins, she taught multiple grades from 1st thru 4th, at James E. Sampson Elementary School in Ft. Pierce, FL. Prior to teaching, Mrs. Pelote remained at home raising four beautiful children, now adults, along with being the wife ot Dr. Edward Pelote. Her passion is teaching, inspiring, and challenging children to love learning.
Autumn Washington: Math/Science Specialist (3-8)
Ms. Washington graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Oakwood College in 2002. Upon graduation, she began working at F. H. Jenkins Elementary School teaching students in grades 5-8. In 2006, she obtained a master’s degree in Elementary Education. She is pursuing a doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis in Math learning disabilities.
Tiffany Tapp: Literacy (3-8)
Ms. Tapp recently served as a third grade literacy teacher in Adelphi, Maryland. Prior to this, she was a founding kindergarten teacher at the KIPP Memphis Academy Elementary school in Memphis, Tennessee. Her previous professional experience includes working as a third grade teacher in the Potomac Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. She is pursuing a master’s degree in literacy.