This October is National Principals Month when we recognize the essential role our principals play in making their schools absolutely amazing. In honor of our KCPS principals, we are highlighting our school leaders with fun questions throughout the month.
Dr. Jimmie Bullard, Principal
Longfellow Elementary School
Dr. Jimmie Bullard is a long-time resident of Kansas City Public Schools has over 20 years of experience in the field of urban education. She was previously a member of KCPS, teaching at J.S. Chick Elementary School and African-Centered Education Collegium Campus. After working with the University of Missouri as a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) consultant, Dr. Bullard has returned to KCPS as the new principal of Longfellow Elementary.
Q: Favorite comfort food?
A: Dark chocolate with almonds and barbecue chips
Q: What band/artist gets a heavy rotation on your playlist?
A: Beyoncé, Jay Z, Marvin Gaye
Q: Movie you have watched way too many times?
A: “The Hobbit” (all of them!)
Q: Do you have a secret talent/hobby?
A: Writing children’s books and physical fitness
Q: What is the best advice you have ever received?
A: “Time stops for no man. Do all you can do, in the time you are given and keep it moving.”
Q: Why did you become a principal/go into education?
A: I became a principal because I truly believed I could make a difference in the lives of children. I believed I was one of the chosen ones. The ones that God said could impact the trajectory of young people. The ones that believed all children should have a voice. The ones that believed all children will learn. The ones that believed that every child has potential to be the best that they could be. I became a teacher, principal and lifelong learner because it was my destiny!
Thank you, Dr. Bullard for becoming a part of Team KCPS and your commitment to all Longfellow students!