Mr. Kinsey's Corner

Greetings All,


It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that I join the South Redford School District serving as principal of Thomas Jefferson Elementary.  I have been in the field of education for just over 20 years, where I have served as a math teacher, home economics teacher, English as a second language professor, dean, and principal.  


For the last 4 years, I served as principal at Detroit Premier Academy on Detroit’s westside.  In my tenure, Premier was ranked one of the top schools serving Detroit students. My hope is that this same level of success or better is brought to the families of South Redford.  I have a strong passion for student learning and helping each child become the best version of themselves. I push academic excellence and positive social character, because I strongly believe these skills will help anyone achieve in any field, industry, or mission.   


I look forward to meeting you and working alongside you to bring out the very best in our children as we journey through a positive and productive school year.


Warm Regards,


James Kinsey,

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Principal