Leadership Team

Head of School 
Dr. Kourtney Miller

kourtney.miller@chavezschools.org

 Dr. Kourtney Miller is a native of Columbia, SC and has been in the District of Columbia for the past twelve years.  She attended the extraordinary South Carolina State University located in Orangeburg, SC.  While at SCSU,  she was involved in a number of activities which included playing on the Lady Bulldogs Tennis Team, holding various offices in the Student Government, joining the Devastating Divas of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and being crowned the sixty-fifth Miss South Carolina State University.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude from SCSU in 2004 with a B.S. in Mathematics.  She relocated to the DC area to attend Howard University and taught undergraduate mathematics courses after earning her Masters of Science in Mathematics in 2007.   One year later, she founded her own company Fulton Tutorial Services, LLC where she worked full-time serving over 100 clients while working at schools in Prince George’s County and charter schools in the district until August 2011.  She then transitioned to teaching full-time on the high school level at Cesar Chavez where she served as the senior class advisor, pageant coordinator, instructional coach and assistant principal.

She has since earned her doctorate and settled in Maryland with her loving husband and her two sons.  They are  members of the Silver Spring Church of Christ where they teach bible study and serve.  In her spare time she loves spending time with her family and friends, playing sports and games, traveling, and teaching at all levels.  She knows that God has truly blessed her with a great family, church home, good health, and career that she loves.  She understands that “To whom much is given, much is required.”

In 2016, she transitioned to Chavez Prep Middle School as their principal for the 2016-2017 school year.  Her vision is that she will be the inspirational leader among leaders who exhibits the highest level of excellence; creates systems, conditions, and a culture that encourages scholastic achievement; and defines and monitors the work that must be done, while building the capacity of those who engage in this work.

 

Principal 
Mr. Tre Christopher
tre.christopher@chavezschools.org

                                                             Middle school principal smiling in front of bushes.

Mr. Tre Christopher is from the Washington, D.C. metro area and is a proud product of Prince George’s County Public Schools. Having spent most of his childhood between Ward 8 and Prince George’s County, he was very attune to the needs of his community and always had a love for the rich African American culture both provided. As such, he decided to attend North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he would go on to graduate Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Business Marketing. While at North Carolina A&T, Mr. Christopher was involved in SGA and also pledged Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

 

At A&T, Mr. Christopher volunteered in local public schools and quickly recognized there was a large disparity in representation for black males in the classroom. With black males accounting for less than 2% of educators in classrooms across America, Mr. Christopher wanted to be a part of that change and joined Teach for America where he taught 2nd grade in Brooklyn, NY. Over the years he went on to teach English Language Arts and History in Prince George’s County, Washington D.C. and Brooklyn, NY. He has held various school leadership positions, including grade level lead, department lead, instructional leader, Dean of Students and most recently founded a school as an Assistant Principal of Academics in Brooklyn, NY. 

 

On his journey through education Mr. Christopher has acquired a Master of Arts in Lower Elementary Education (M.A., Relay GSE), a Master of Science in School Leadership (M.S.Ed, Fordham University), and a certification in District Leadership (M.S.Ed., Fordham). Additionally, Mr. Christopher has led in a school that was awarded the Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, where he served as a school Leader. 

Mr. Christopher’s devotion to closing the equity and opportunity gaps for black and brown children across America, has brought him back to Washington, D.C. to become founding principal at Cesar Chavez Parkside Middle School.This work is especially important to him because he is able to lead where he grew up and has an opportunity to provide scholars with the world class education they deserve. His vision is to be the transformative and inspirational leader that creates conditions for both adults and scholars to thrive and be the best version of themselves and to achieve at the highest levels possible.

 

 

 

Assistant Principal 
Ms. Ashlee Judon
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Ms. Judon is a native of Richmond, Virginia, where she
attended school in Richmond City and Henrico County.
Though brief, her experience in Richmond City Public schools
is where her love of education was born. After completing
high school, Ms. Judon attended Clark Atlanta University in
Atlanta, Georgia, and later graduated from VCU (Virginia
Commonwealth University) in downtown Richmond, Virginia.
As a mass communications major and advertising student,
she interned in New York City, where she was introduced to
the film “Waiting for Superman.” After becoming more
aware of the gross inequities in education, Ms. Judon
completed her internship and committed to helping to close
the perceived “achievement gap.” She applied to and joined
Teach for America with a newfound purpose, where she
taught 7th-grade social studies in Charlotte, North Carolina.
 
After completing Teach for America, Ms. Judon moved to Newark, New Jersey, to teach 7th-
grade social studies at Uncommon Schools: North Star Academy. She credits the students and
leadership team at North Star Academy with helping her transition from a teacher to an
educator. While there, Ms. Judon learned to effectively utilize the Teach Like a Champion
(TLAC) systems, protocols, and procedures to increase student achievement. In addition to
teaching, Ms. Judon also served as a grade-level co-chair for student culture. Passionate about
black and brown students having access to STEAM education, she also created and facilitated a
Google coding club after school to expose students to computer programming languages.
With a desire to be closer to home, Ms. Judon accepted a role as a social studies and writing
teacher at KIPP DC after her time in New Jersey. While at KIPP, she has since taught special
education English while enrolled in a Fellowship receive K-12 Special Education licensure.
 
Her experience as a special education case manager allowed her to stretch into school leadership by
coordinating various stakeholders and staff to ensure services were being rendered effectively.
Wanting to have a more significant impact on all students, Ms. Judon decided to attend
graduate school and is currently a Masters of Education student at Harvard University in the
School Leadership program.
 
Ms. Judon currently resides in DC and has become very passionate about improving the welfare
of the communities east of the Anacostia River. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
Inc. and enjoys spending time with her family and friends as often as possible. In her leisure
time, Ms. Judon loves spending time outdoors, taking road trips, dining out in the city, and
shopping for new plants. Education is her life’s work, and she is committed to improving
educational outcomes for black and brown students in Washington, DC, and beyond.