At its regular monthly meeting on November 19, 2020, the Gwinnett County Board of Education appointed Tameika Turner-Haynes as the principal of Jenkins Elementary School. Ms. Turner-Haynes currently serves as an assistant principal at McConnell Middle School. She fills the principal position as Dr. Michele Smith, who has served as the principal of Jenkins since 2015, will transition to her new role as the district’s Executive Director of Internal Resolution and Compliance/Title IX Coordinator.
Tameika Turner-Haynes, Principal, Jenkins Elementary School
2017-Present Assistant Principal, McConnell Middle School
2017 Summer School Assistant Principal, Meadowcreek Elementary School
2015 Summer School Principal, Collins Hill Cluster
2013-2017 Assistant Principal, Meadowcreek Elementary School
2009-2013 Special Education Grade Level Chair, Interrelated/Resource Teacher, Rosebud Elementary School
2006-2008 Interrelated Teacher (Math, Social Studies), South Gwinnett High School
2005-2006 Teacher, DeKalb County School District
1999-2004 Teacher, Brooklyn, NY
Bachelor’s degree in English— Spelman College
Master’s degree in Elementary Education— Grand Canyon University
Master’s degree in Special Education— Grand Canyon University
Specialist’s degree in Educational Leadership— Mercer University
Ms. Turner-Haynes is a graduate of Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Quality-Plus Leader Academy Aspiring Principal Program (2019) and the Quality-Plus Leader Academy, Aspiring Leader Program (2013).