Principal: Dr. Debra Smith
Debra M. Smith graduated from Bolivar Central High School located in Bolivar, Tennessee. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin, Master of Science degree from Trevecca Nazarene University, and she is working on completing the Doctoral Program at Trevecca in May 2010. In 2008-2009, Debra served as one of the Executive Directors of Elementary Schools. She was the principal at Buena Vista Enhanced Option School from 2004-2008. She has taught grades three, four, five, seven and Adult Education classes. Her daughter attends Hillsboro High School. Debra enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and going to the movies.
Assistant Principal: Sonja Wilson-Seay
My name is Sonja Wilson-Seay and I have served as an educator/administrator for Metro Nashville Public Schools over 13 years. I originally attended Jackson State University, but I finished my undergraduate degree at Tennessee State University.
I started my career in MNPS teaching music at Cole Elementary and eventually moved to Wright Middle and after several years in 2007 I was voted "Teacher of the Year" by my peers at Moses McKissack Middle School. I later returned to Tennessee State to complete my Master of Education degree and +45 designation.
I have served as an Assistant Principal at Brick Church Middle and most recently Haynes Middle Health Medical Science Design Center for four years prior to receiving the appointment at Jones Paideia Middle.
The greatest joy of my life is my 12 year-old son.
Secretary: Camille Flemming
My name is Camille Flemming. I have been employed with the Metropolitan Public Schools for 19 years now. I am delighted to be a part of Jones Paideia Magnet School as Secretary/Bookkeeper. My purpose here is to assist the Principal and manage the bookkeeping system according to MNPS guidelines.