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Dr. Regina Brown

Principal

MEET MY AMAZING ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM!!!

 

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Dr. Jacqueline Ellis

Dr. Jacqueline Ellis serves as the 6th grade Assistant Principal Woodland Middle School.

Dr. Jacqueline Ellis will start her fourth year at Woodland Middle School as the Grade 6 Assistant Principal. For the past three years she has served as the 6-8 ELA Instructional Coach.

Dr. Ellis has doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in TESOL, a master’s degree in TESOL education, and a BA in English. She also has NBCT certification in ESOL, K-12 certifications in ESOL, ELA and Leadership (Tier II)

Dr. Ellis worked at the Georgia Department of Education as the state ESOL Specialist where she managed the state ESOL program and designed, delivered, and coordinated statewide EL focused professional learning opportunities at the local educational agencies across the state of Georgia.  She has worked as an ESOL/ELA K-12 classroom teacher in Miami, Florida and Lawrenceville, GA. In addition, she has served as a Peace Corps EFL Instructor and as a WCEPS TESOL Coach.

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Mrs. Amy Robinson

Mrs. Amy Robinson serves as the 7th Grade Assistant Principal at Woodland Middle School.

Mrs. Amy Robinson has served Fulton County Schools for eight years, with six of these years being at Woodland Middle School. Before entering education, Mrs. Robinson served for the United States Armed Forces for over ten years. Mrs. Robinson earned her bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Education from Clayton State University, her master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Valdosta State University, and she is pursuing a doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Columbus State University. 

Mrs. Robinson has experienced the realm of education from many lenses, to include English-Language Arts teacher, English-Language Arts Department Chair, Grade Level Chair, Multi-Classroom Leader, and School Improvement Coach. Many of her roles have positively impacted the Woodland family, as her role in creating and implementing the intervention block contributed to a significant increase in student growth and achievement. Her work helped Woodland Middle School overcome its placement on the state’s turnaround list.  

Her commitment to student success, the education field, and the community is evident, as she was awarded Professional of the Year at McNair Middle School in 2021. Mrs. Robinson is a climate and culture champion, whose work with social-emotional learning has positively impacted the lives of students.

Mrs. Robinson is an advocate for students, and she believes that all students can achieve at high levels. She is committed to building positive relationships amongst all stakeholders, building a culture of data driven practice, and establishing a foundation for student achievement and continuous growth. 

 

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Mrs. Dionne Young

Mrs. Dionne Young serves as is the 8th Grade Assistant Principal at Woodland Middle School.

Dionne Young brings an array of pedagogical experience and forward-thinking leadership skills. She is passionate in serving as a catalyst for students and instructors as they become critical thinkers and innovators within our growing society. While serving in the capacity of an Assistant Principal, she successfully models and implements effective systems that have a positive impact on behavior and student performance.  Additionally, she coordinates and monitors professional learning community sessions, during which she offers instructional comprehension strategies, models differentiated lessons, and motivates her colleagues to integrate 21st century technology in the classroom.  Mrs. Young also serves as a mentor to rising educators and leaders, providing support for classroom management, behavioral strategies, RTI interventions, and professional development.

With the rise of each day, Dionne is dedicated to serving as a guide for our current and next generation of leaders in the education system. She is committed to always remembering her experience in the classroom while working towards accomplishing county goals.

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Ms. LaTonya Kelsey

Ms. LaTonya Kelsey serves as 7th Grade Instructional Dean at Woodland Middle School.

With a progressive career in public education, Ms. Kelsey comes to Woodland Middle after being at Randolph Elementary since joining Fulton County Schools four years ago. While there, Ms. Kelsey has served as Grade Level Chair, Principal’s Advisory Committee Chair, International Baccalaureate Committee and Professional Development Coordinator, and New Teacher Orientation Facilitator. Additional professional work experiences include being a Lead Teacher, Instructional Coach, Professional Development Liaison and Facilitator, Class Advisor, Activities & Athletic Director, and AdvancEd School Accreditation Facilitator. Ms. Kelsey has been the recognized by Miami-Dade County Public Schools as being a “Beyond the Bell” educator. Additionally, she has been recognized as going above and beyond by spearheading school initiatives.

Ms. Kelsey is passionate about public education and advocates for scholars having a champion who will instill positive values through unwavering support. Her communication skills combined with the ability to deeply connect people are just some of her many skills that make her a fit for any organization. She takes a special interest in data analysis and bridging the gap between student achievement and instruction.   

Ms. Kelsey graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a concentration in English Education followed by earning a master’s degree in Reading Education and Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Holding certifications in Elementary Education, Reading Education, Middle Grades English, and an ESOL Endorsement, Ms. Kelsey has taught all grade levels K-12.

Ms. Kelsey’s achievements are attributed to her ability to identify innovative areas of improvement, execute projects, and optimize ever-changing organizational needs. Recognized as an exceptional leader and motivated professional, she strives to continuously deliver results beyond expectations. Eager to join the Woodland family, Ms. Kelsey anticipates how phenomenal #thegrowthexperience will be.

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Ms. Norminicka Clare

Ms. Norminicka Clare serves as the 8th Grade Instructional Dean, PBIS coach, and AVID Coordinator at Woodland Middle School. 

Ms. Clare is a native of Miami, Florida where she was a student in the Miami Dade County Public School system. Her passion for education stems from the positive influences of dedicated educators who devoted their craft to her success as a student. Ms. Clare received her Bachelor of Science degree in English Education with a minor in ESOL and Reading Education from Florida Memorial University. She then attained a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Barry University and most recently completed a Master of Arts in Reading Education from the University of South Florida. 

No stranger to education, Ms. Clare brings with her a 13-year experience in education to include the role of a classroom teacher, Transformational Literacy instructional Coach, District Strategic Planning Facilitator, Novice Teacher/ Coach mentor and Adult Education support coach. Ms. Clare is passionate, hardworking, and dedicated to creating lifelong learners within every child.  Her mission is having every student she encounters become productive, interdependent citizens of society. She strongly believes that all students have the ability to learn and that it is her job as an educator to find the right path that will allow students to become their own version of success.  

Ms. Clare demonstrates a niche for positively improving school climate and culture, supporting school-wide instructional systems, and improving student achievement. 

Ms. Clare is elated to be apart of and serve the Woodland Middle School community.