Tyre’ Jenkins, EdD
What is your role with The Center and what are you most excited about?
As a Literacy and Learning Specialist with The Center, my role primarily involves collaborating with district and school leaders across the state of Louisiana to enhance literacy education and learning strategies at both the classroom and broader school and district levels. I am genuinely enthusiastic about the opportunities and challenges that come with this role.
One of the most exciting aspects of my position is the ability to work with a diverse range of educators and leaders, all with their unique perspectives and experiences. Through these collaborations, I have the privilege of contributing to the improvement of instructional strategies and literacy support systems. It’s incredibly fulfilling to witness the positive impact these improvements have on students’ learning journeys.
Furthermore, the field of education is constantly evolving, and the need for effective literacy instruction is ever-present. Being part of The Center allows me to stay at the forefront of these developments, continually learning and growing alongside the educators I support. This continuous learning and adaptation are what I find most exciting about my role, as it allows me to stay at the cutting edge of educational best practices and have a meaningful impact on the lives of students in Louisiana.
What is your background?
My background is in education, with nearly a decade of experience. I’ve taught various grade levels and served as an instructional coach for 4th through 9th-grade English and social studies. Additionally, I’ve had the privilege of teaching teacher preparation courses at the university level.
What is your favorite childhood book or literacy memory?
In 9th grade, one of my favorite books was “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by the renowned author Zora Neale Hurston. During that time, I developed a deep fascination for the works of Black literary giants.
What passion projects do you have outside of work?
Outside of work, my passion project revolves around mentorship. I take great joy in actively mentoring some of my former students, accompanying them on their educational journey and supporting them in various aspects of life.