Congratulations to the following students for their work and participation in the Technology Student Association (TSA) competition held in Montgomery, AL on April 13th, 2022.
1st Place Children's Stories
5th Place Dragster Design
Finalists Problem Solving
Team 1: Kimora Thomas and Christopher Collins
Team 2: Tylicia Carter and MaKayla Grider
JVMS Teacher of the Year 2021-2022 Mrs. LaToya McCall
Latoya Banks-McCall is facilitator, educational specialist, and a proud employee of the Birmingham City School District. Reputed for her undeniable proficiency in the development of strategic partnerships, instruction, and leadership; Latoya has remained a trusted name in education for nearly two decades. Her educational journey took flight in January 2004, where she spent three years at Hudson K-8, twelve years at Richard Arrington Jr., Middle School, and presently serves as an eighth- grade English Language Arts Teacher and team leader at Jones Valley Middle School, where she has been for three consecutive years.
Her mantra is simple: Never get comfortable being uncomfortable.
Latoya Banks-McCall combines a prolific portfolio with sincere regard for higher learning and community advancement. She is a certified Alabama Professional Educator, holding a Bachelor’s of Education in Secondary Education from Miles College, a double Master’s of Education in both, Educational Leadership, from Nova Southeastern University and Secondary Education-English, from Alabama State University, and is currently receiving an Educational Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, from Nova Southeastern University. Her contributions, from professional to communal commitments are mirrored with indistinguishable excellence; as Latoya’s investment in people remain at the forefront. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a writer and author of children affirmation books, and CEO and founder of both Mpire Accessories, LLC., and Education 1st, LLC; a multi-faceted summer enrichment program; facilitating growth, as well as math and literacy adroitness, in students ranging from ages 5-13.
Leading with sheer effervescence, Latoya Banks-McCall hopes to be regarded as one motivated by the advancement of children, leadership in the community, and leaving a legacy encouraging the younger generation to be proficient in the knowledge and establishment of entrepreneurship, and generational wealth building skill sets.
When Latoya Banks-McCall is not out advocating for educational literacy, she is an essential component of her communal body and a loving member of her family and friendship circles.