The Journey Begins Here Touching the Lives of Children

Dr. Blackmon  
Dr.  Chandra Blackmon

Principal, West End Academy PreK-5th Grade



Summer has quickly passed! Now, with a new school year upon us, we are prepared for an AWESOME year of learning and greatness that will set us apart from all the other schools in the district.


Greetings! My name is Dr. Chandra Blackmon. I will be serving you this year as the principal of West End Academy. I am looking forward to working with each of you to make our school one of the best schools in the Birmingham City School District.


I have been in the field of education for 18 years serving as a classroom teacher (4th and 5th grade), a Reading Lab teacher, an Assessment Coordinator, and an Assistant Principal. In that time, I have learned and I have grown. But the most important thing is that children have remained my focus.


Children are my passion. Their success drives me. I believe that all children deserve the very best that life has to offer and in order for them to attain that an excellent education is needed. Therefore, my mission is to guide our school in a direction that fosters learning for all children!!


Together we can achieve the unimaginable!