One school. One team. One family. One goal.
The Monroe Demonstration Academy family is growing, and we can't wait to welcome all our new and returning faces for the 2019-2020 school year!
In addition to our returning students, we're welcoming rising 6th and 7th grade students from Anderson Elementary, Celia Clinton Elementary, Gilcrease Elementary, Hawthorne Elementary, Springdale Elementary, Penn Elementary, Unity Learning Academy, and Whitman Elementary, as well as rising 8th graders coming from McLain 7th Grade Academy.
We want all our new students to feel welcomed and excited to be a part of Monroe on day one, so here are some helpful things to keep in mind:
Each grade at Monroe Demonstration Academy will be broken into learning groups. 6th grade will have 3 different learning families of about 120 students per family averaging about 30 students per class. 7th and 8th grade will have two families, each made up of about 120 students and averaging about 30 students per class.
Utilizing these learning groups will minimize transition times between classes, allowing each student to maximize their learning time. It also allows for more purposeful relationship building not only with students, but teachers and students. By working closely with the same family all year, teachers will fully invest in their students and will ensure that students don't fall through the cracks.
Strong Start allows us the opportunity to maximize learning time in a way that is cohesive for our students. It also creates an environment where students feel the consistency, support, structure, and calm that allows them to truly be ready to learn for the day.
Every morning from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., students can pick up their breakfast and report to their first hour class to eat and work. Students will also log into their mood meter and plot how they are feeling.
Strong Start helps build a culture where students feel heard and seen and can create a sense of belonging with our students and staff.The use of Strong Start allows us to maximize learning time in a way that is cohesive for our students.
Monroe Demonstration Academy offers our scholars unique opportunities to engage in real-world learning through the MicroSociety model as productive members of our micro society, Monrovia. Monroe scholars are encouraged to search for real-world applications for their learning, and our teachers use technology and project-based learning to create true 21st century academic experiences.
Through the MicroSociety model, our students can be teachers, lawyers, real estate agents, bankers, business owners, or even mayor! Each scholar holds a job and contributes to the health and success of Monrovia, learning about citizenship, different professions, life skills, budgeting, and personal finance.
|2027||7:26 AM||E 21st Pl @ S 103rd East Ave|
|2027||7:32 AM||EAST CENTRAL JHS - 12121 E 21st St|
|2027||7:39 AM||ECDC Reed - 10908 E 5th St|
|2027||7:45 AM||LINDBERGH ES - 931 S 89th East Ave|
|2027||7:52 AM||ROSS - 9100 E Latimer St - on street|
|2027||8:00 AM||Maxwell Park - 5251 E Newton St|
|2027||8:10 AM||Dual Language Immersion-2710 N Yorktown Pl|
|2027||8:20 AM||MONROE DEMONSTRATION - 2010 E 48th St N|
|3003||7:35 AM||Mohawk Blvd @ N Birmingham Ave|
|3003||7:40 AM||Hawthorne Park - 955 E 33rd St N|
|3003||7:48 AM||GILCREASE ES - 5550 N MLK Jr Blvd|
|3003||7:55 AM||MONROE DEMONSTRATION - 2010 E 48th St N|
|3003||8:05 AM||Dual Language Immersion-2710 N Yorktown Pl|
|3005||7:34 AM||E Independence St @ N Birmingham Ave|
|3005||7:43 AM||Transformation Church - 1519 W Pine St|
|3005||7:49 AM||N Boston Ave @ Burroughs ES-1924 N MLK Jr Blv|
|3005||7:55 AM||B C Franklin Park - 1818 E Virgin St|
|3005||8:00 AM||Dual Language Immersion-2710 N Yorktown Pl|
|3005||8:20 AM||MONROE DEMONSTRATION - 2010 E 48th St N|
|4011||6:55 AM||ROBERTSON ES- 2721 W 50th St / NORTH SIDE|
|4011||7:04 AM||Marshall ES-1142 E 56th St|
|4011||7:20 AM||MEMORIAL JHS - 7502 E 57th St|
|4011||7:38 AM||HOOVER ES - 2327 S Darlington Ave|
|4011||7:46 AM||S Columbia Ave @ E 7th St|
|4011||7:54 AM||Chittom Park - 3121 E Queen St|
|4011||8:00 AM||Dual Language Immersion-2710 N Yorktown Pl|
|4011||8:20 AM||MONROE DEMONSTRATION - 2010 E 48th St N|
|2018||3:35 PM||Dual Language Immersion-2710 N Yorktown Pl|
|2018||3:40 PM||Dual Language Immersion-2710 N Yorktown Pl|
|2018||3:45 PM||MONROE DEMONSTRATION - 2010 E 48th St N|
|2018||4:04 PM||Maxwell Park - 5251 E Newton St|
|2018||4:13 PM||ROSS - 9100 E Latimer St - on street|
|2018||4:19 PM||LINDBERGH ES - 931 S 89th East Ave|
|2018||4:25 PM||ECDC Reed - 10908 E 5th St|
|2018||4:32 PM||DISNEY ES - 11702 E 25th St|
|2018||4:38 PM||E 21st Pl @ S 103rd East Ave|
|3003||3:35 PM||Dual Language Immersion-2710 N Yorktown Pl|
|3003||3:40 PM||Dual Language Immersion-2710 N Yorktown Pl|
|3003||3:45 PM||MONROE DEMONSTRATION - 2010 E 48th St N|
|3003||3:57 PM||Mohawk Blvd @ N Birmingham Ave|
|3003||4:02 PM||Hawthorne Park - 955 E 33rd St N|
|3003||4:11 PM||GILCREASE ES - 5550 N MLK Jr Blvd|
|3005||3:35 PM||Dual Language Immersion-2710 N Yorktown Pl|
|3005||3:40 PM||Dual Language Immersion-2710 N Yorktown Pl|
|3005||3:45 PM||MONROE DEMONSTRATION - 2010 E 48th St N|
|3005||3:59 PM||Dual Language Immersion-2710 N Yorktown Pl|
|3005||4:05 PM||E Independence St @ N Birmingham Ave|
|3005||4:13 PM||B C Franklin Park - 1818 E Virgin St|
|3005||4:20 PM||N Boston Ave @ Burroughs ES-1924 N MLK Jr Blv|
|3005||4:25 PM||Transformation Church - 1519 W Pine St|
|4011||3:35 PM||Dual Language Immersion-2710 N Yorktown Pl|
|4011||3:40 PM||Dual Language Immersion-2710 N Yorktown Pl|
|4011||3:45 PM||MONROE DEMONSTRATION - 2010 E 48th St N|
|4011||4:01 PM||Chittom Park - 3121 E Queen St|
|4011||4:10 PM||S Columbia Ave @ E 7th St|
|4011||4:19 PM||HOOVER ES - 2327 S Darlington Ave|
|4011||4:32 PM||MEMORIAL JHS - 7502 E 57th St|
|7402||4:20 PM||MEMORIAL JHS - 7502 E 57th St|
|7402||4:25 PM||MEMORIAL JHS - 7502 E 57th St|
|7402||4:35 PM||Marshall ES-1142 E 56th St|
|7402||4:43 PM||ROBERTSON ES- 2721 W 50th St / NORTH SIDE|
My academic career with Tulsa Public Schools began at East Central High School in 2009 where I spent five years as an English teacher and Speech & Debate coach. I also served East Central High School as the English Department chair and as an Assistant Principal.
After serving for eight years at East Central High School I was offered the role of Interim Principal at Monroe Demonstration Academy. I am currently in my first year in that role and have grown to love the students and the community that Monroe serves. I am incredibly proud of the highly effective team that makes up Monroe. From the educators to the support staff, we have a strong family dynamic that really drives the tone of the school.
I attended Northeastern State University in Tahlequah where I received a master's degree in communication and a bachelor's degree in journalism/mass communications. I discovered my passion for education while working as a graduate assistant at Northeastern State University. While teaching freshman level courses, I learned that being part of a classroom setting was one of the most impactful roles I could have.
Education has become my passion; there is no better feeling in the world than to help ignite the spark in young minds that will drive their interests for years to come.
My academic career started with Tulsa Public Schools in 2013. I began my career at Cooper Elementary School where I was a 4th grade classroom teacher for two years. I then stepped into the role of Physical Education teacher for two years where, in 2015, I was named Tulsa Public Schools District Teacher of the Year.
After having the privilege of serving the Cooper community for 4 years, I started my administration career at Monroe Demonstration Academy. I have been the assistant principal at Monroe Demonstration Academy since 2017, and I am thankful and fortunate to get to serve this community every day.
I came to Tulsa with Teach for America in 2013 after graduating from the University of Lynchburg with a degree in Physical Education. While at the University of Lynchburg I played 4 years of basketball under coach Hillary Scott. Since coming to Tulsa, I have been blessed to be awarded the Certificate of Meritorious Achievement from the House of Representatives for the creation and work with Cooper Elementary School's first-ever basketball team, along with being named Oklahoma City Thunder's Teacher of the Game in 2016.
I received my master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma and I am currently pursuing my Ed.D in Curriculum and Supervision at the University of Oklahoma.
I always feel so honored and thankful to serve the students of Monroe Demonstration Academy and continue to look forward to all the great accomplishments our students will have.
McLain Feeder Pattern
In the 2019-2020 school year, we have an exciting opportunity to begin to create stronger academic and extra-curricular programming for our schools in the McLain feeder pattern.
The expansion of Monroe means students enrolled at Penn Elementary will have new neighborhood schools for the 2019-2020 school year.
“I am a Monroe Scholar, therefore, I am excellent. We are what we repeatedly do, therefore, excellence is not an act but a habit. I do not fear success but embrace it. I believe impossible is nothing so I can achieve anything. I am a Monroe Scholar; I am the change, seeking a respectful revolution not just for me but all humankind.”
At Monroe Demonstration Academy, we embrace the following core values:
RESPONSIBILITY: The attribute of being individually accountable, reliable, and trustworthy.
RESPECT: The positive and supportive consideration for oneself and other.
COMMUNITY: A feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.
EXCELLENCE: The pursuit of high quality, merit and virtue.