Tashiana Ivy has spent her career dedicated to ensuring students in urban environments have high-quality educational experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. Mrs. Ivy has served as the principal Albert Hill Middle School for three years. Prior to her time at Albert Hill she was an assistant principal at Martin Luther King Jr., Middle School, directly supporting teachers in educating the whole child and equipping students for success. Mrs. Ivy served for eleven years as a middle and high school Science and Math teacher in Richmond Public Schools. Mrs. Ivy earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from Spelman College and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Christopher Jacobs came to the education field as a career changer with more than fifteen years of business management and customer service experience. Mr. Jacobs started his career in education as an elementary Exceptional Education teacher at Broad Rock Elementary from 2010 – 2014. Mr. Jacobs joined the Albert Hill team for the 2014 – 2015 as an Exceptional Education math teacher. At Albert Hill,
he was selected as the Albert Hill “Teacher of the Year” in 2016, served on the Leadership Committee, the Discipline Committee, coached the AHMS flag football team, volunteered and coached a flag football team in the Police Athletic League (PAL) , and worked as the Dean of Students for 6th graders during the 2016 – 2017 school year. Mr. Jacobs is a student-athlete graduate of James Madison University, and earned a Master Ed. In Leadership and Supervision from Averett University in December, 2017.
Mr. Scott possesses a strong belief that schools are to be safe, welcoming spaces where ALL scholars can reach their full potential. After graduating from Western Maryland College with a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science, Mr. Scott worked on progressive political campaigns across the country for seven years as a Field Director and Campaign Manager. Mr. Scott started his career in public education during the 2013-2014 school year as a special education teacher at Henderson Middle School in Richmond’s Northside. While at Henderson, Mr. Scott also served as a Richmond Teacher Residency Coach and trained and mentored new special education teachers entering the profession. Before joining the Albert Hill Middle School learning community, Mr. Scott was the Instructional Compliance Coordinator at Lucille Brown Middle School for three years. He earned his Master’s in Special Education and Post Master’s Certificate in Administration and Supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Mr. Scott was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, and is a committed New England Patriots and Boston Celtics fan. He was a two-sport athlete in college (basketball and tennis) and now enjoys participating in triathlon and mountain biking races. When he is not swimming or biking, Mr. Scott is likely to be found tending his flower and vegetable garden or sampling Richmond area restaurants with his loving wife, Mary.