“Immediate” principal appointed to elementary school opened in Lexington

Jocelyn Mills has been appointed as the new principal of. Carter G. Woodson Preparation Academy.

Lexington’s next new primary school, the school, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2021, extends Carter G. Woodson Academy, an existing middle and high school preparatory program.

The new school will start next fall with only 150 students from kindergarten to second grade. It will be temporarily housed in the former Johnson Elementary School building on East Six Street.

Mills is a Chicago educator with a connection to Kentucky.

She recently served as principal of the Barbara A. Sizemore Academy in Chicago for K-8 students.

Carter G. Woodson Preparatory Academy features a curriculum focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, using culturally sensitive teaching and learning strategies through a lens of African-American history and culture. I will be taught. After opening the school in August of this year with 150 boys in the first and second grades of kindergarten, it will be expanded every year until it becomes K-5 school.

“MS. Mills believes that” schools are not only part of the community, they are transforming it. ” “Her enthusiasm and urgency for serving students will be a very powerful addition not only to our district, but especially to this particular program.”

With over 21 years of experience in education, Mills has been a nationally accredited high school social teacher, junior high school principal, high school principal, and program manager for the Kentucky Department of Education’s Innovation District Initiative. It was. ..

“MS. Mills gives her a wealth of educational experience, including more than six years as principal of an African-American-centric school that matches the lenses designed by Carter G. Woodson Preparatory School,” said Elementary School Chief Face. Thompson says. Carter G. Woodson The person who oversees the Preparatory Academy. “She is definitely a learning leader, a leader to watch over and learn.”

Mills holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in education from East Tennessee State University.

She completed an Educational Leadership Program at Western Kentucky University and received a Certificate of Urban School Leadership from Harvard Graduate School of Education.