M.S. Elementary Education,
University of Delaware
Jamina has been Leadership Coach with TNTP’s PhillyPLUS program since 2018. In this role, she coaches aspiring school leaders during their year-long principal residency. Previously, Jamina served as a principal of Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary in Philadelphia from 2014-2018. Under her leadership, Bethune Elementary increased its School Progress Report (SPR) “Overall” score by 15% from 2015-2016 to 2017-2018. Further, Bethune Elementary gained national recognition for increasing staff diversity through an intentional recruitment plan that resulted in black male educators making up 31% of the overall staff. This percentage marked the highest in Philadelphia and far exceeded the national average (2%).
Jamina has been an educator since 1999. Jamina is a former Relay National Principals Academy Fellow and received the Lauretta Woodson Award from the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees and the Women’s Day Legacy Award from Zion Baptist Church. Prior to becoming a principal, Jamina served as an instructional support officer, teacher leader, and teacher (6th grade, 2nd grade, and literacy). Jamina grew up in Westbury, New York.