Leadership Team

Phone: 904-630-6950

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Mr. Truitte Moreland, Principal

Phone: 904-630-6950 x1383

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Mr. James Stuckey, Assistant Principal of Curriculum

Mr. Stuckey is a life-long educator now in his fourth year with us at Andrew Jackson.  He was previously the DCPS 6-12 Science Supervisor, and started his career as a Biology teacher at Ed White High School.  

As the Assistant Principal of Curriculum, he works with the other administrators and school counselors to develop the master schedule and place students appropriately into classes.  He is also over the Science and Social Studies Departments this year. 

Mr. Stuckey’s goals include reaching a 100% graduation rate, and being a part of the team that helps Jackson achieve their first “A” school grade from the state.

 

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Mr. Mike Townsend, Assistant Principal - Designee

Mr. Townsend has worked as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal, assistant principal of curriculum and designee. He is entering his 5th school year at Andrew Jackson. Mr. Townsend currently functions as AJHS' Assistant Principal, Designee and supports mathematics, magnet, athletics, business partnerships, student services, contracted services, Title 1, and various electives. He lives in Mayport, along with his wife and 3 school-aged children. He volunteers with his church, the University of North Florida's Urban Education & Policy Center, and the Center for Ethical Leadership. His wife Brooke is also a teacher for DCPS.

Phone: 904-630-6955

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Mrs. Lorlesha Pitts, Dean of Students

Greetings!

My name is Lorlesha L. Pitts and I work for Duval County Public Schools at Andrew Jackson School of Advanced Technology where I currently serving as the Dean of Students. I am the oldest of three girls and have a 14-year-old son whom I love very dearly. I am originally from Detroit Michigan but relocated to Jacksonville Florida in 1999. In May of 2018, my family grew once again when I remarried and blended our beautiful families. We are world-travelers who try to explore different countries at least four times a year. So far, we have visited Thailand, France, The Netherlands, Vietnam, Belgium, and Mexico just to name a few. Unfortunately, COVID 19 has put a halt to all travels for now.

I have been working in education for the past 14 years where I started as an assistant basketball coach and paraprofessional.  Upon receiving my bachelor’s in math, my teaching journey began where I have only worked in the inner-city turnaround schools.  My first four years were spent in middle school and I am currently in my tenth year at Andrew Jackson High School.  During this time, I have assumed many leadership roles as a teacher. These roles include but are not limited to: Jacksonville Teacher Residency Lead Clinical Residency Mentor, Math Department Lead Teacher, Assistant Athletic Director, Head Girls Basketball Coach, and Member of the Curriculum Writing Team. For five years, I have served as a Clinical Residency Mentor for the Jacksonville Teacher Residency (JTR). JTR is a teacher preparation program that prepares STEM graduates to teach math and science in Jacksonville’s high-needs middle and high schools. This process has helped me grow as an educator and as a person.  I have had the pleasure of seeing these young adults leave my classroom and now have their own classrooms. They are thriving in an environment where many new teachers do not finish their first year. This year I am extending my mentoring skills by taking on the challenge of serving as Dean of Students, while also helping support the math department. These new positions are the next steps towards reaching my ultimate goal of becoming an administrative leader in an inner-city secondary school. My desire is to be a change agent for the most vulnerable student populations by building positive relationships and giving students structure. The area I feel I can make the most impact is helping teachers harness the influence they have in their classroom in order to raise student engagement and achievement. 

Most would describe me as a very passionate, determined, loyal, dedicated, hard-working woman. I strive to give 110% in everything that I do. I will not stop until the job is complete.