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Dr. YoungDr. Glenda Alexander-Young, Instructional Coach

Glenda Alexander-Young, J.D., Ed.D. is an educator and entrepreneur trained in standards-based instruction in 2006. With 30 years of experience in education, she has served children as a middle school ELA teacher, assistant principal, founding principal of two charter schools, central office director of professional development, and adjunct professor in education. Currently, she serves as the West Junior High school’s instructional coach. It is her desire to support teachers in effective standards-based instruction.

Ms. Dozier

Ms. Leanne James-Dozier, Assistant Principal

Leanne James-Dozier holds a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Austin Peay University, a Master's degree in Curriculum Instruction and Assessment from Walden University), and a Bachelor's degree in K-8 Education from the University of Memphis.  Ms. Dozier has served 17 years in the field of education with 6 of those years served in Fayette County Public Schools in several capacities. Teacher (6-8 ELA), Instructional Coach, and Assistant Principal.  Ms. Dozier is a dedicated lifelong learner and is excited to serve as WJHS Assistant Principal alongside Principal Dr. Cunningham. Her vision is to serve the WJHS family by establishing relationships with students, parents, and fellow educators.

Dr. CunninghamDr. Brian L. Cunningham, Principal

Brian Cunningham, Ed.D., received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Lane College in 2008. Next, he received his Master of Education degree in Teaching Skills & Methodologies from Cambridge College in 2012. Lastly, he received his Educational Specialist degree in School Leadership (2014) and a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership and Administration (2017) from Freed-Hardeman University. He has served twelve years in Fayette County Public Schools as a teacher, principal in elementary, middle, and high school settings. He additionally served in Memphis-Shelby County Schools for one year as the assistant principal for Brownsville Road Elementary. He is a purpose-driven educator that is teacher-oriented and student-focused.