Dr. Loukisha Walker, Principal
Dr. Loukisha Walker, born and raised in Covington, Georgia, is the proud daughter of Bobby & Linda Walker. After graduating Newton County High School, she matriculated through Georgia Southern University and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics Education.
Dr. Walker began her career in education in the DeKalb County School District as a mathematics teacher at Stephenson High School. During her years as a teacher, she began working on advanced degrees in order to become more fluent in field of education and learn about education policy, curriculum and instruction and organizational leadership. She continued her graduate studies at Nova Southeastern University, receiving her Master’s degree in Management and Administration of Educational Programs and her Specialist’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction Management with Administration in 2003 and 2005, respectively. In April of 2016, the Lord blessed as she received her Doctorate in Organizational Leadership with a minor in Urban Education.
Although the current principal of Dr. Ronald E. McNair High School, Dr. Walker has served effectively in various capacities to help ensure that students receive a quality education by developing, organizing and monitoring activities that will increase student learning. Dr. Walker has committed her life’s work to educating and empowering others to reach their greatest potential. She is determined to help build young people to be effectual, productive and influential citizens.
Dr. Walker’s educational, career and spiritual training has allowed her to bring knowledge of leadership, organization, and people skills to the all endeavors to help make solid, meaningful decisions that will impact society constructively and positively.
Dr. Charnelle Davenport, AP Curriculum & Instruction
Charnelle R. Davenport is a native of Decatur, Georgia and is the younger of two girls. She was educated in the DeKalb County School System and received her Bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics (B.S.) and in Mathematics Education (B.S.Ed.) from the University of Georgia in 2009. In 2010, she completed her Masters of Education program in Mathematics Education at the University of Georgia. She began teaching at Dr. Ronald E. McNair High School (Atlanta, Georgia) in August 2010. Ms. Davenport is currently the Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at REMHS. She began her doctoral program in January of 2011 at Nova Southeastern University and graduated December 2016 with her doctorate in Instructional Leadership! She enjoys spending time with her family and enjoys working with the youth at her church. She has a passion for mathematics, music, and leadership.
Dr. Barbara Long, AP Attendance & Testing
Dr. Barbara Long is a native of Tifton, Georgia, known as "The Friendly City" and "The Reading Capital of the World" She received her B.A. in English and M.ED. in English Education from the University of Georgia in 1990. Dr. Long later pursued her Educational Leadership certification at Georgia State University. She earned a Ed.S. and Ed.D. from Argosy University in Sarasota, Florida.
Dr. Long began her career in Gwinnet County at Norcross High School working as a Language Arts teacher. She moved to DeKalb County and worked as an English/Language Arts teacher at Ronald E. McNair High School for eleven (11) years. She began serving in administration in 2007 at Avondale High School, before returning to her beloved Dr. Ronald E. McNair High School in 2012. She is a proud Mustang!
Dr. Long resides in DeKalb County and is the mother of two handsome sons, Deric Jr. and Brian Christopher. She is a proud and active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Decatur Alumnae Chapter), as well as the DeKalb Branch of the NAACP.
Mr. Jerome Stevenson, AP Discipline
Mr. Jerome Stevenson is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, prior to his appointment at Dr. Ronald E. McNair High School, Mr. Stevenson has served in several positions during his tenure in the field of education, most recently as the Freshman Academy Coordinator and Assistant Principal at Westlake High School in the Fulton County School System.
Mr. Stevenson is a proud graduate of the prestigious North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, he then matriculated to Clark Atlanta University for graduate studies and received his Education Specialist Degree (Ed. S.) from the University of West Georgia.
The correlation between school culture and climate as it relates to student achievement and stakeholder satisfaction has long intrigued him. His adult life has been spent improving upon student outcomes in hopes for greater student economic opportunities and social mobility. As evident by his own journey, Mr. Stevenson was one of the first recipients of the Dr. Ronald McNair Scholarships and now is a steward at a school the bears his very name.
Mr. Stevenson has a love for African-American History, Culture, and Literature and Art has a passion for Classic Jazz Music. He is has been an activist in his community during the past twenty years and fosters his volunteerism through the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. Mr. Stevenson is married to Constance Stevenson and is the proud father of incredible twin boys; Miles and Evan.