Welcome Dr. Jones!

Meet Dr. Jones, our new High School Principal. 


Albany Leadership is excited to announce that Dr. Nichole Jones has been selected as the new High School Principal. Dr. Jones will be joining ALCS on Monday, May 2nd, and is looking forward to meeting with students, staff, and the greater community.  She will work together with the school community to champion the mission of Albany Leadership to prepare young women to graduate from high school with the academic and leadership skills necessary to succeed in college and the career of their choosing.

Dr. Jones has had a lifelong passion for learning and working with youth, bringing her extensive educational career spanning twenty six years. Throughout this time, Dr. Jones has had experience working in charter schools, developing research-based social emotional learning programs, establishing restorative practices, and cultivating strategic partnerships. 

Dr. Jones most recently served as the Principal and Director of School Culture and Climate at Arise Schools in New Orleans. She holds a EdD in Education Leadership (Urban Education/ Race & Equity) along with a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing and Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism/English.

Ms. Cook, who has served as CEO/Principal for the past four years and has been at ALCS for six, will be transitioning fully into the CEO role which encompasses the High School and newly established Middle School. 

Dr. Jones’ values and beliefs align with those of ALCS and we are so excited to have her join the Albany Leadership family. ALCS looks forward to supporting Dr. Jones in her role as High School Principal.

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