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Please welcome Principal, Quiana Polk!

Quiana Polk has spent her professional career in various school districts including Janesville, Mequon-Thiensville, and Milwaukee Public Schools. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Alverno College in 2002, she joined the staff at Young Leader’s Academy a K-8 school, as a classroom teacher.  In 2010, she began serving as Assistant Principal at Parker High School. 

Quiana received her Doctorate of Education degree in Educational Leadership from National Louis University in 2017.  She has been named principal at Jefferson Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year.

Quiana has a passion for finding ways to tap into each student’s fullest potential so that they follow their aspirations. “I believe that all students can learn in a positive environment that fosters student creativity, care, concern, guidance, and love,” says Polk. “It’s my belief that an educator’s mission is to ‘reach and teach’ so that school is a safe and enjoyable experience for all students, staff, and parents.”

During her free time, Quiana enjoys spending time with her husband, David, and children Destiny, Desmond, Diana, and Declynn. She also enjoys shopping and traveling.