Dr. Jimmie Bullard has over 26 years of experience in the field of urban education. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling from Lincoln University. She completed her Master's in School Administration from William Woods University and later completed her Doctorate from the University of Missouri, Kansas City in Urban Leadership and Administration.
She developed a strong background in culturally relevant pedagogy, effective classroom management and curriculum/instruction from her background at J. S. Chick African Centered Shule.’ She dares to believe that all students can learn, grow and be great. She dares to believe that a child’s zip code should not determine a child’s success. She dares to believe that Kansas City Public Schools is a wonderful place for all students to excel academically and socially.
Dr. Bullard and her husband Heru live in the Kansas City area. She enjoys reading, history, writing poetry, physical fitness, being an advocate for children and watching professional football, especially the Kansas City Chiefs.
Ms. Smith is a native of Kansas City and a proud product of Kansas City Public Schools. She has earned a B.S. in English Education from Grambling State University and an M.Ed. from the University of Minnesota. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the iPh.D. program at UMKC in Educational Leadership and Policy Foundations.
Ms. Smith found her way back to Kansas City Public Schools by way of a part time position as a Montessori teacher at Holliday Montessori. She completed the KCPLUS program to develop her skills as a school leader and worked as an Admin Resident and is now our Vice Principal.
Ms. Smith has served as a teacher, curriculum coordinator, instructional coach, director of academics and is now the Proud Vice Principal of Longfellow Elementary School. Her passion is coaching new teachers and advocating for literacy development for the littles. She boasts of her extensive library of YA fantasy. On her off time she can be found cuddling with her 10 year old Yorkie Poo, Ace of Spades or talking/singing to her plants on her deck