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Welcome Jamie Downs! MSBrentwood's Principal!


About Jamie Downs

Jamie spent the last 14 years of his life in Houston, TX, serving as a Lead Principal with YES Prep Public Schools for the past six years. He is the proud principal of the YES Prep Southside Giants, a 6th -12th grade school, where he leads over 900 students and 85 staff members each day, helping to provide high-impact instruction and a one-of-kind culture to achieve their goal of 100% college acceptance.  As Lead Principal, he has also directly managed and coached YES principals-in-residence.

Prior to leading YES Prep Southside, he led YES Prep Eisenhower to an A School Grade, with all students being accepted to four-year colleges.  He was also an Assistant Principal at Sharpstown High and was a sixth grade English teacher at Fondren Middle, both in the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

Jamie is also a Gamecock!  Since graduating from UofSC, he has earned an MBA from Rice University as part of the Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) and is currently a doctoral student at Columbia University’s Teachers College, where he is pursuing an Ed.D in Urban Education Leadership.