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Ms. Julie Humphreys

Ms. Humphreys is originally from Knoxville, TN. and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee in 2002.  She began her teaching career at Navarre High School in Santa Rosa County supporting struggling readers.  While teaching reading, she became passionate about helping struggling readers become avid readers. As a result of this new passion in her life, she pursued a Master’s in Teaching and Learning from NOVA Southeastern University.  At NOVA Southeastern University, she conducted active research with a focus on how fluency strategies impact struggling readers’ comprehension skills.

From Navarre High School, Ms. Humphreys transitioned to Terry Parker High School as the Reading Department Head in 2006.  At Terry Parker, she taught a variety of students such as ELL students and Retake Reading students.  In 2009, she was asked to be a Literacy Coach at Asa Philip Randolph due to their school’s reading scores.  In her new position, she collaborated with teachers in regards to reading strategies, differentiated instruction, gradual release, and rigor. Based on the increased student achievement trends at APR as a Literacy Coach, she was promoted to be a Secondary Reading Specialist for Duval County Public Schools.  As a Reading Specialist, she provided district-wide professional development for coaches and teachers, and assisted with recommendations from Instructional Review Plans. Also, she facilitated several district curriculum and assessment writing teams for English Language Arts and Reading courses.

While Ms. Humphreys made a positive impact for struggling reading students at the district level, she wanted to increase student achievement as an instructional leader at the school level. In 2015, as Assistant Principal at Samuel. W. Wolfson School for Advanced, she strived to have every student become College and Career Ready in literacy before they left high school.  As a result, the school moved from a “C” to an “A”.  She could not have accomplished this goal without the Wolfson team. She feels blessed to have been part of a team that collaborated and created rigorous learning opportunities, maintained high expectations for all students, and supported cultural and social differences among the Wolfson community.  In 2019, she became an Assistant Principal at Atlantic Coast High School.  During her brief time ACHS, she was able to support teachers in professional learning communities, build community involvement, and increase student achievement.   

 Ms. Humphreys is very excited to join the Mandarin Middle School as principal for the 2021 school year. She is looking forward meeting everyone and becoming part of the Mandarin community. 

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Ms. S. Nikki Bailey - Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction

Ms. 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 work 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.

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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.