Emma Jewel Charter Academy Founders
Thomas Cole is a lifetime resident of Cocoa, Florida. Mr. Cole has over 16 years of experience in education. Over his educational career, he has served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and educational consultant. He holds an undergraduate degree from Florida A & M University as well as two graduate degrees in Education from the University of Central Florida. He is a servant leader with a passion for serving students, parents and communities. He believes that parents are the primary and most important educators in the lives of their children. He strives to establish a partnership with parents and work collaboratively to ensure that all students receive a high quality education. Along with Kimberley Harrell-Cole, Thomas Cole founded Emma Jewel Charter Academy. He currently serves as the Executive Director for Emma Jewel Charter Academy.
Kimberley Harrell-Cole was born in Miami, Florida into a military family. As a child in a military family, she was educated in England, Guam, and Holland. Her travels to numerous countries broadened her knowledge of various educational systems. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami in Biology, and her Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Central Florida. She has served in education for over 20 years. During this time, she taught mathematics at high performing junior and senior high schools throughout Brevard County. She believes every child can achieve academic excellence when they are placed in a nurturing educational environment. She serves as the middle school math and science instructor for Emma Jewel Charter. She is also the step team instructor, and SGA Sponsor