Our Team

Courtney Sales

Founder and Superintendent

Courtney Rodriguez Sales comes from an extensive and varied background that has always had the same focus: advocating for children. Courtney received a Bachelor of Arts in Crime, Law, and Justice from the Pennsylvania State University. She then accepted a position with Teach for America, instructing a fifth-grade classroom in her hometown of Bronx, New York. She led her students to achieve over two years of reading growth in one instructional year. The inequities she witnessed inspired Courtney to obtain a Juris Doctor Degree from Hofstra Law School, which she hoped to use to "dismantle the system" she felt deprived students of an excellent education. She became an Assistant Public Defender in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, representing juveniles in their criminal proceedings.

Years later, she chose to return to the place she felt she could make the most impact: schools. In her position as the Project Manager for the Pittsburgh Public School District's Department of Professional Development, she developed and managed a number of district initiatives. Additionally, Courtney supported school administrators in the creation of professional development plans aimed at building the capacity of teachers and producing academic achievement for students. Most recently, Mrs. Sales received a credential from Harvard University's College of Education for successfully completing its Urban School Leaders Program. Having fought on behalf of children in the boardroom, the courtroom, and the classroom, Courtney is humbled by the opportunity to create and manage a world class school for children in Houston, Texas.

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Nitara Jenkins-Morgan

Chief of Staff and Strategy nitara.morgan@bloomacademy.org

Dr. Charlisa Morrison

Principal
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Our Team

Leadership

Shanieka Myles

Director of Scholar Achievement

Brandon Book

Instructional Coach

Donitta Williams-Burnett

Instructional Coach

Keneshia McCoy

Director of Scholar Services

J’Lesscia Thibodeaux

Scholar Information Services Coordinator

Allia Foley

Dean of Emotional Support

Tene Cotton

Interventionist

Kindergarten Team

Dana Williams

Lead Teacher

Miranda Chishimba

Lead Teacher

Meoisha Webb

Teaching Fellow

Amari Bingley

Teaching Fellow

First Grade Team

Britney Dozier

Lead Teacher

Mariah Dickson

Lead Teacher

Ashley Davenport

Lead Teacher

Candis Reed

Teaching Fellow

Hayley Washington

Teaching Fellow

Second Grade Team

Cindy Ashley

Lead Teacher

Brittney Jenkins

Lead Teacher

Kamry Waddell

Lead Teacher

Bre’Shawn Watkins

Teaching Fellow

Theus Duplechain

Teaching Fellow

Third Grade Team

Courtney Riley

Lead Teacher

Kendra Montoute

Lead Teacher

Jalisha Sims

Teaching Fellow

Kiana Parker

Science Teacher

Fourth Grade Team

VaShandra Woods

Lead Teacher

Jasmine Stuckey

Lead Teacher

Krystal Williams

Teaching Fellow

Kiana Parker

Science Teacher

Fifth Grade Team

Seymonyawn Phelps

Lead Teacher

Tara Wallace

Teaching Fellow

Kiana Parker

Science Teacher

Neurodiversity Team

Paul Kandola

Director of Neurodiversity

Rebecca Mathis

Resource Teacher

Jada Pickney

Paraprofessional

Kasahi Scott

Self Contained Teaching Fellow

Enrichment Team

Jesse Sumbry

P.E. Teacher

Kierra Hearne

P.E. Teacher

Luz Lozada

Spanish

Staff

Larry Byrd

Campus Security Officer

Luz Yanez

General Clerk

Chelsea Moore

General Clerk

LaSunnia Brown

Bus Monitor

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