Mr. Moses Williams - Principal

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Mr. Moses Williams - Principal

Moses Williams is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. After graduating from Sandalwood High School, he accepted a soccer scholarship to attend Alabama A&M University where he graduated with honors receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Special Education. Mr. Williams continued his education by attending the University of North Florida to pursue a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. After serving Duval County families for ten years as an exceptional education teacher at Duncan Fletcher Middle School, Matthew Gilbert Middle School and Terry Parker High School, Mr. Williams accepted a leadership position as Assistant Principal at Terry Parker High School. As Assistant Principal of Terry Parker High School, Mr. Williams enhanced the S.T.E.M. Academy by focusing on early warning response systems to streamline student support and promote student achievement.

Mr. Williams continued to broaden his scope and focus on student achievement by accepting the position of Designee and Assistant Principal of Curriculum at Fort Caroline Middle School and continued to fine-tune his skills at Landmark Middle School and Joseph Stilwell Military Academy of Leadership. Mr. Williams has been an integral partner in the school improvement process at all of the aforementioned institutions.

As the principal, Mr. Williams is proud to use his varied background and student centered strategies to serve the students and families of Mandarin Middle School.

Mr. Williams is happily married and the father of three active boys.

 S. Nikki Bailey - Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction

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S. Nikki Bailey - Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction

Nikki Bailey was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. After graduating from high school, she attended Florida State University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre, with a focus on literature studies. Ms. Bailey went on to further her education at the University of West Florida, where she earned a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

Ms. Bailey began her educational career as an English/Language Arts (ELA) teacher, before moving into district positions as an ELA Specialist and Supervisor. Her worked has focused on both Elementary and Middle School students. Here at Mandarin Middle School, Ms. Bailey serves teachers, students, and the community as the Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction.

Ms. Bailey is also the proud mother of 2 beautiful boys who also attend school in Duval County.

 Lourdes Gee - Assistant Principal of Testing and Operations

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Lourdes Gee - Assistant Principal of Testing and Operations

Lourdes Gee is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She came to Jacksonville, Florida with an open mind and to pursue the field of Education. She followed her ambitions to make a difference within the classroom. Mrs. Gee earned a Bachelors of Science in Exceptional Student Education as well as and a Masters of Science in Educational Leadership.   

Once Mrs. Gee became an administrator, she began to spearhead educational initiatives that would impact entire educational institutions.  Her responsibilities have included roles overseeing the guidance department, school-wide scheduling, building operations, curriculum, testing, and discipline. In addition, she has led academic initiatives for specialized programs such English for Speakers of Other Languages, Exceptional Student Education, and a low incidence program identified as P.R.I.D.E. Academy (Positive Response Interventions to Develop and Educate).   

As a married woman with a blended family of seven children, Mrs. Gee seeks for all students to be treated fairly and equitably as if they were her own.  As an Educator and Instructional Leader within the last thirteen years, Mrs. Gee has become a strong advocate for all learners. She has worked in Elementary, Middle School, High School, and College settings.  Her beliefs are that all students can learn and that Educators must reach students at their individual levels.  Mrs. Gee’s vision is to address the needs of the “Whole Child” when prescribing remedies for academic and social-emotional needs.