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Takoma Academy, Yasmine Julien, Potomac Conference

Takoma Academy Welcomes New Principal

Story by Debra Anderson

A new principal was in place when Takoma Academy (TA), located in Takoma Park, Md., opened its doors for the 2022–23 academic school year. Yasmine Julien, an instructional leader, mathematics content specialist and experienced classroom teacher, accepted the assignment to lead the 118-year-old institution.

Julien brings to TA a breadth of experience in academic leadership, as she has held the positions of dean of students and instructional coach in previous jobs. Her most recent job was as the assistant principal at the Cesar Chavez Public Charter School for Public Policy in Washington, D.C.

Julien comes with solid academic credentials, holding a Master of Education degree in Mathematics from Cambridge College (Mass.), a Master of Arts with a concentration in Education, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Stony Brook University (N.Y.).

Julien approaches her new role with a clear and defined vision. She wants to ensure that TA students will be academically prepared and spiritually grounded so they can use their learning, spiritual discernment, gifts and talents to impact society. She also envisions TA students fostering a desire for a steadfast relationship with Christ.

“I know that with God’s leading and guiding,” Julien says, “our team will be able to stand strong in the face of challenges so that the focus can photos remain on meeting our school’s mission.”

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