I am Jina Sanders and I am the Principal of Coosada Elementary School. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a few things about myself both personally and professionally.
I was born on June 22 to the parents of James and Patricia Sanders. I grew up in and still reside in Montgomery, Alabama. I am the younger of two children. My brother is three years older than I am. I have one niece. I am not married, nor do I have any children. However, someday I would like to have a family of my own. My mother passed away in June of 2008 due to breast cancer, and my father is currently employed at The United Courts Judicial System. I spend many free weekends and holidays at the beach. I take pleasure in cruising, watching reality shows, and exercising. I read educational journals for teachers and school administrators in my spare time. I do not enjoy cooking due to my busy schedule; however I do like to bake desserts.
I have deeply rooted love of education that was instilled in me by my parents who were both educators. I received a Bachelor of Science degree from Alabama State University in Early Childhood Education in 1999. I received my first master’s degree in Early Childhood Education in 2001, also from Alabama State University. I hold certifications in Educational Administration and an AA in Early Childhood Education. I also have a master’s degree in Special Education. I began my first teaching job at Wetumpka Elementary School in 1999 as a First Grade teacher. I taught for five years. I then transitioned into the position of Assistant Principal at Wetumpka Elementary School, a position I held for the eight years, two of which were at Holtville Elementary. Before coming to Coosada, I was the principal at Wetumpka Elementary. I enjoy working with students, teachers, parents, and community stake holders on a daily basis. My career is very rewarding, as well as challenging. I believe that all children deserve a free and fair appropriate education. Teaching and learning should take place all day in an educational setting, and my duty to the boys and girls at CES is to make certain that happens. I want to be the kind of school administrator that is knowledgeable in all areas such as: special education, curriculum and instruction, personnel, finance, etc… My future goals are to become a professor and teach college level classes in the evenings. I love the field of education, and could not imagine doing anything different.