Yasmine Fleming Tabbed Next Principal at Clear Creek Elementary
(Shelbyville, KY) When speaking about educating children, Yasmine Fleming’s eyes light up. Ms. Fleming’s enthusiasm for young people was seen at Martha Layne Collins High School for the past six years where she taught math, served as a Digital Learning Coach, and eventually as Assistant Principal. Her continual presence in the hallways provided young people the opportunity to seek her guidance and wisdom. Now, these skills are going to another group of students and families in Shelby County.
The Clear Creek Elementary Site Based Council has selected Ms. Yasmine Fleming to serve as the new Principal beginning in the 2019 - 2020 school year.
Currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education, Ms. Fleming initially received a Bachelor of Science in Sports Administration at the University of Louisville and then a Masters in Business Administration at the University of Kentucky. After a successful stint in the business world, Ms. Fleming was inspired to pursue education as a career. She completed her Masters of Arts in Teaching at Bellarmine University while working at South Oldham High School. In 2013, Ms. Fleming joined the math team at Collins High School and transitioned to the role of Digital Learning Coach when Shelby County began personalizing instruction.
Ms. Fleming is eager to start this new venture. “I’m excited about the opportunity to impact lives a little earlier.” In sharing her vision for Clear Creek Elementary, Ms. Fleming emphasized culture, collaboration, capacity and communication.
She believes that, “everything hinges on culture. You need a school culture based on relationships with students, with families and those who support their needs.”
Collaboration is about supporting the people who are doing the work to help build culture and trust. Collaboration allows us to be transparent and vulnerable.”
Capacity speaks to how everyone in the school has a role in student success. “While not everyone has a direct role in a student’s achievement,” she said, “we develop direct and indirect relationships and nurture them for growth and progress.”
Tying it all together, Ms. Fleming says that communication brings culture, collaboration and capacity together. Communication is about engagement, “I want Clear Creek Elementary to be a place of wants and not needs. Where students and teachers want to go to school, where they want to celebrate learning.”
Ms. Fleming will be meeting with staff and the families of Clear Creek Elementary throughout the summer. She is the proud mother of Khloe who is 8 years old and attends Southside Elementary. Ms. Fleming looks forward to speaking with the families of Clear Creek and developing a clear vision for a successful school year.