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Dr.  A. Michael  Shaw
Vice Principal

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Vice Principal

Dr. Shaw’s Biography

Dr. A. Michael Shaw is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He has worked in the Jennings School District for the last ninth years. He started in Jennings working at Fairview Intermediate with the 6th grade. He is currently the Vice Principal at Jennings Junior High School. At JJH he works extensively to help students achieve academically and socially as 21st Century citizens. He is excited at the growing success his administrative team has had at Jennings Junior High. They have seen exponential decrease in discipline issues and great increases in academic success.

Dr. Shaw is an exemplary 21century educator and international speaker in both the areas of education and Christianity. He holds both advanced educational and ministry degrees and has extensive life and ministry experience that reach around the globe. He worked expansively in the field of education in New Orleans from 1993 – 2005. During this time he received numerous educational awards and community recognition such as Teacher of Year and the distinct New Orleans Trail Blazer Award. He was the Director of Paul Lawrence Dunbar Middle School and saw the student performance significantly increase each year on the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP Test similar to MAP Test) during his tenure. He has been the keynote speaker for several regional and national educational conferences and have inspired many lives.

Dr. Shaw’s goals are to see Jennings Junior High receive full accreditation with distrinction and be viewed by the community as the great educational institution it has become.


Some Additional Accomplishments

Dr. Shaw accomplishments are widespread. Dr. Shaw currently sits on the Board of Directors for several corporations. He is also the District 8 Area 17F Governor for Toastmasters International which service the St Louis Corporate Toastmaster Clubs sharpening the speaking skills of area business leaders. He was 1987 Tri-State Karate Champion and taught Karate for many years earning black belts in three different disciplines of martial arts.. He worked his way through college as a Deputy Sheriff for Orleans Parish Sheriff Department. As a deputy he worked in the Special Investigations Division, Maximum Security Division, and as a self-defense trainer. He is a professional golfer and teaches golf in St. Louis and is developing a golf team at Jennings Junior High. He was Vice President of the First Tee St. Louis a national junior golf program started by Tiger Woods and the Professional Golf Association (PGA). He also established a career as a professional model and actor. He has worked with stars such as Denzell Washington, Julia Roberts and Tyler Perry. He appeared in nine major motion pictures, thirty plays, and nineteen commercials. Dr. Shaw has authored 7 books and written three national touring stage plays and a children’s play titled, “The Purple Prince.” His Latest production “It Must Be Love ‘Cause Hate Don’t Hurt This Bad!” is getting rave reviews as it tours the country. He feels that every experience has prepared him to reach, enrich and impact the lives of the students he teach.