FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kimberly Jakovics Named Principal of Monarch Academy Glen Burnie
GLEN BURNIE, Md.—The Children’s Guild and Anne Arundel County Public Schools announce the appointment of Kimberly Jakovics as the principal of Monarch Academy Public Charter School in Glen Burnie. Jakovics brings more than 15 years of experience in instructional leadership and 20 years of experience in public education. Monarch Academy is operated by The Children’s Guild and affiliated with TranZed Alliance.
“I am honored to join the innovative, creative and caring community at Monarch Glen Burnie,” Jakovics said. “I am excited to serve the school as it continues to grow in its child-centered, inquiry-driven approach to teaching and learning.”
Prior to joining Monarch Academy, Jakovics was assistant principal of Corkran Middle School in Glen Burnie, where she previously served as school performance coach. She was chairperson of the social studies department at Annapolis High School and served as a social studies resource teacher for Anne Arundel County Public Schools.
In addition, Jakovics was a guest lecturer of social studies methods at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She previously held other teaching positions at South River High School in Edgewater, Maryland, Santa Cruz Cooperative School in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and Mary E. Moss Academy Alternative High School in Annapolis, Maryland.
Jakovics received a Milken Educator Award, which honors early to mid-career education professionals across the nation, and was named a Fulbright-Hays Scholar for study in Ghana. She was also named Technology Educator of the Year by the Maryland Instructional Computers Coordinators Association, now the Maryland Society for Educational Technology.
“Ms. Jakovics comes to Monarch with a rich background in student and staff support and curricular design and implementation,” said Children’s Guild President and CEO Andrew Ross. “As a Milken and Fulbright award winner, she exemplifies the culture and authentic instructional leadership that defines Monarch Glen Burnie. It was important to us to appoint someone who values and honors the rich traditions and culture of Monarch.”
Jakovics holds an Administrator I Certification from McDaniel College, a master’s degree in educational technology leadership from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary.
Monarch Academy Glen Burnie, a public charter school founded and operated by The Children’s Guild and affiliated with TranZed Alliance, serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade with an enriched, rigorous, hands-on, academic curriculum emphasizing project-based learning and the arts and technology. In addition, Monarch Academy follows Transformation Education, an organizational philosophy that infuses a school’s beliefs and values into the look of the school building, instructional approach, teachers’ mindset and behavior and operating systems. (www.monarchacademy.org)