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.