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Welcome Principal Jasmin

Hello everyone, my name is Dr. Gopaldo Don Jasmin, and I am thrilled to join Montgomery Prep Academy this school year!

EXPERIENCE: (21) years in educational operational leadership programs. Previous educational leadership roles include: Principal, Instructional Coach, Assistant Principal, Director of Education, Campus Director, Department Chair, Academic Director and Co-owned/operated Faith Hope Charity Christian Academy in Mount Vernon, New York. In addition, I have served in unique capacities as Supervisor of Externship for Teachers, Adult Education Program Manager, Instructor, Education Community Manager, Recruiting/ Admissions Coordinator, Counselor, Tutor and Author.

PHILOSOPHY: I am very influential when participating in educational programs, such as faculty leadership, professional development, adult education, training, communication and management centering on student’s academic success. I have utilized empirical data and research to publish books focusing on K-12, adult literacy and teaching for a practical change.

BACKGROUND: United States Navy (NROTC Scholarship). (10) years as a commissioned naval submarine officer. Resigned with honorable status and received a Navy Commendation Medal. Completed undergrad at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Illinois majoring in Military Science. Earned an MS in Education Psychology from Mercy College in New York. Completed doctoral program in Organizational Leadership and Behavioral Science in Education at Argosy University in Sarasota, FL.

FUN FACT: I have published three books:

  • Teaching for a Practical Change! “Rethinking the preparation of teachers”
  • Why Our Children Cannot Read – and how to prevent it
  • Leadership in the Classroom for First Year Teachers

I look forward to meeting and working with all of you as we aim on student academic success.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.