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

Brittany Reiner

Director of Compliance and Talent brittany.reiner@bloomacademy.org

Dr. Rodney Emilien

Head of School rodney.emilien@bloomacademy.org

Dr. Charlisa Morrison

Assistant Head of School charlisa.morrison@bloomacademy.org

Our Team


Shanieka Myles

Director of Scholar Achievement

Jazmine Washington

Instructional Coach

Brandon Book

Instructional Coach

Ja’Mese Coty

Dean of Emotional Support and Community

Keneshia McCoy

Director of Scholar Services

J’Lesscia Thibodeaux

Scholar Information Services Coordinator

Chelsea Moore

Scholar Services Specialist

Luz Yanez


Clifford Savoie

Facilities Manager

Larry Byrd

Security Guard

Kathy Dozier

Food Service Worker

Kindergarten Team

Dana Williams

Miranda Chishimba

Tene Cotton

Candis Reed

Donitta Williams-Burnett

Britney Dozier

First Grade Team

Ashley Davenport

Malina Sutton

Hayley Washington

Theus Duplechain

LaTrese Hopkins

Second Grade Team

Cyndy Ashley

Brittney Jenkins

Kara Colbert

Kiara Parker

Bre’Shawn Watkins

Kendra Montoute

Third Grade Team

JessieAmad Sumbry

Mariah Dickson

Courtney Riley

Nichole Goodman

Kyneisha Richardson

Jalisha Sims

Fourth Grade Team

Aundre Wesley

VaShandra Woods

Toray Reynolds

Debra Dickson

Krystal Williams

Fifth Grade Team

Kamry Waddell

Lawrence Snowton

Toray Reynolds

Tara Wallace

Kasahi Scott

Neurodiversity Team

Paul Kandola

Rebecca Mathis

Daniel Gutierrez

Georgetta Harris

Omri Freeman

Jada Pickney

Jean Romero

Temetria Williams

Ray Lewis

Enrichment Team

Kierra Hearne

P.E. Coach

Xavier Roberson

P.E. Coach

Diamond Ford


Luz Lozada


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