Letter from the Principal

  • Dr. Alfred


    Dear BCJ Families,

    My name is JaNae’ Alfred and I am humbled and honored to serve as the principal of Barbara C. Jordan Elementary School! I began my career in the Ferguson-Florissant School District, where I served as a classroom teacher for seven years, and as an Instructional Coach for two years. I then had the opportunity to serve as an Assistant Principal in the Parkway School District for two years. While I have worked in the field of education for over 11 years, I am thrilled to come to University City, as it is the District that I attended as a kid. I am so excited to finally be home!

    As an educator, I can assure you that I am a life-long learner. Over the last ten years, I have earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Harris-Stowe State University, a Master of Arts in Elementary Education and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis (UMSL), and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, also from UMSL. My educational experiences have helped me support students, families, and teachers with best practices and the most current approaches for supporting the whole learner.

    This year I look forward to getting to know all of you better as we work together to ensure our students are receiving the best educational experience as possible. Our partnership is crucial to the success of our students, and I am thrilled to assist in any way possible. Thank you for trusting the BCJ Team and me with your educational needs! I am eager to begin this journey together!

    Serving Each As Our Own,

    Dr. JaNae’ L. Alfred, Principal

    Barbara C. Jordan Elementary School