Dear Spartan Staff, Students, Parents, and Friends:
It is with great pride and excitement that I greet you as the new principal of Youree Drive Middle AP Magnet School. It is my privilege and honor to join the Spartan community. I have been overwhelmed by the warm welcome of students, parents, and staff during this period of transition. I am so appreciative for the opportunity to lead such a dedicated educational team.
I am a proud alumna of Parkway High School, Louisiana Tech University, and the University of Houston, Clearlake. As an educator, I have over sixteen years of experience in both the middle and high school areas. The first six years were spent as a middle school earth science teacher in Pasadena, Texas. Desiring to affect the larger educational community, I transitioned to administration at Alvin High School in Alvin, Texas, where I gained invaluable experience as an instructional leader with a large, varied demographic. Since making the move home to the Shreveport area in 2013, I have served as an Assistant Principal of Instruction at both Ridgewood Middle School and Captain Shreve High School.
As the principal of Youree Drive, I will be working closely with the administrative team to ensure that all students are supported academically, socially, and emotionally. Through our efforts we will stress the importance of our students’ achievement in educational, extracurricular, and personal endeavors. We will accomplish this through an optimistic approach to the growth and development of our students. Youree Drive Middle School students will leave here having achieved success in preparation for becoming productive leaders and citizens in our community.
I believe great schools are the result of great communication between the students, parents, and staff. Please get involved in the Youree Drive PTSA to ensure that your voice is heard. I look forward to the exchange of ideas that best support our students and our community.
Jenifer Guerrero, Principal
Youree Drive Middle AP Magnet School