Principal Rice believes that being a principal is the best job she has ever had. She enjoys touching the lives of students, families, and teachers on a daily basis. Principal Rice's mantra for this school year is, "if it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you". Principal Rice is looking forward to making Shawnee one of the top schools in the district.
Mrs. Jones started at Shawnee in August 2018 and is proud to a apart of the Shawnee Eagle Family. Mrs. Jones has been working in the field of education since 2001. She's been a devoted educator in JCPS for over 12 years, beginning as a special education teacher at Fairdale High School. Mrs. Jones has a passion to serve students that need the most academic and emotional support. After working as an Educational Recovery Specialist with the Kentucky Department of Education she became an assistant principal at Stuart Middle School.
As the freshman academy principal, Mrs. Jones is committed to being a leader, advocate, and mentor to ensure that students are empowered and equipped with the necessary knowledge, JCPS backpack of skills and dispositions to pursue their personal dreams and aspirations once they meet their requirements for graduation. Mrs. Jones firmly believes that "education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world" ~Nelson Mandela
Mr. Walker has been in Jefferson County for 15 years. He came to the Academy at Shawnee in August 2018 from Jeffersontown Elementary school where he served as the principal for two years. Before that, he was the assistant principal at Western Middle School for the Arts for 3 years. Mr. Walker taught high school math for 7 years and was a district math resource teacher for 2 years. Mr. Walker is a veteran of the armed services serving in the U.S. Army. Mr. Walker has a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and his masters in secondary education.
Mr. Walker believes that education is one of the keys to life's successes. He is excited to bring his 14 years of experience to the Academy at Shawnee. In his brief time here, he has already built many relationships with students, parents, staff and community members and is looking forward to working with everyone to make the Academy at Shawnee the best school in JCPS!
Room 125 B