Ms. Lloyd brings a plethora of experience, encompassing 5 years as an administrator in various capacities and more than 9 years of successful certified teaching experience where she has taught diverse groups of learners that qualified for supports ranging from English Language Development, Highly Capable, to Special Education. Her skills in differentiated instruction, assistive technology, and data-driven multi-sensory lesson planning allows her to meet the needs of every student.
With a Masters in Education Administration and a Bachelors in Elementary Education from Grambling State University, Ms.Ll0yd’s educational training along with leadership experiences provide her with the expertise, skills, and abilities that are necessary to be effective in serving as a leader and coach across multiple levels.
As a teacher, her students consistently scored 95% or higher on met or exceeds expectations on the Texas Assessment Knowledge and Skills state Reading, Writing and Math tests. After seven years of success in the classroom she was appointed by the Texas Education Agency to support the development of the English Language Arts STAAR test (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness). A pre-cursor to the Smarter Balanced Assessment model.
Ms. Lloyd began development as an administrator in Desoto Independent School District an urbanburb of Dallas, TX by leading the implementation of a pilot bilingual reading program for Kindergarten and First grade students. In addition to coaching teachers on strategies for more engaging literacy instruction for all learners, She planned and led a series of continuing professional development for large groups and individuals aligned to the Texas standards and the principles of the more constructivist American Reading Company Bilingual pilot program.
After successfully implementing the pilot, Ms. Lloyd took the opportunity to become an administrator in Renton School District where she continued to live out her passion to help students. Through establishing a supportive school culture, families became an integral part of their child’s education and skill development. Every day was designed for students to learn.
Ms. Lloyd’s success at preparing teachers and students to learn at their highest levels in equitable classrooms setting high expectations and goals drives her to continue to make a difference in families’ lives, particularly right here in her own neighborhood, South Seattle where she is determined to lay the blueprint for a high quality school that is dedicated to graduate students prepared for college, leadership and life.
Mr. Tullis hails from Alabama originally and Houston, TX, most recently. Before serving as Founding Assistant Principal for RVLA HS, Mr. Tullis was Director of Academics for Green Dot Washington’s home office team. He worked alongside school leaders and teachers to develop the district’s rigorous, Common Core-aligned curriculum & assessments, to share instructional and leadership coaching practices, and to ensure the district's academic model met the needs of all students. Mr. Tullis also played several roles at YES Prep Public Schools, a high-performing, public charter district in Houston. He taught middle school English for 5 years and literacy intervention for 2 years, during which time he earned 2 teacher-of-the-year awards. After full-time teaching, he transitioned to an instructional coach role, then a content specialist role in the within district. He loved the work but knew he wanted to make it to the Pacific Northwest eventually.
A graduate of Rice University in Houston, Jeremy studied English, philosophy, and a range of other humanities subjects. He feels incredible gratitude toward his strong, supportive high school teachers who encouraged him to reach beyond the small city in Alabama where he grew up. He’s proud to be among the first in his family to attend college.
Serving his colleagues as the Founding Assistant Principal allows Mr. Tullis to focus fully on the two aspects of education that bring him most joy: strong instruction and joyful student culture. Mr. Tullis plan to spend considerable in classroom supporting students and teachers. Outside of work, you’ll catch him in the gym, at the park, or at one of Seattle’s many coffee shops. Earn some points by bringing him great coffee.
School Operations Manager
Mr. Brooks is a Seattle native. Prior to working for Rainier Valley Leadership Academy High School, he served as an accountant and internal auditor for companies in greater King County. Alvertis has worked as an Intervention counselor for Seattle Public Schools (Franklin High School and Broadview Thomson School) and recently served as the Assistant Director of Athletics at Smilow Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Clubs (Columbia City, WA) and University Prep (Wedgewood, WA).
A graduate of Franklin High School, Mr. Brooks holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from Seattle University where he participated as a scholarship student-athlete with the men’s basketball program. He recently completed his master’s in education from the University of Washington in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership with a focus in Athletic Administration.
Mr. Brooks is excited to return to South Seattle with the opportunity to provide the community with additional options for their high school endeavors. In addition to managing the day to day operations of the high school, he will also serve as the enrichment and recruitment manager.
When not at RVLA, Mr.Brooks can be found attending his children, PB&J (Peyton, Braylon, and Jaxon), around the greater Seattle area with his partner, Emily. Alvertis enjoys being a global citizen, live music, bowling, coaching basketball, and working with organizations that provide equitable opportunities for underserved communities.