Jamii Hitchcock, Ph.D. has worked as an educator and administrator in grades PreK-12 in Oakland County for the past 19 years. Jamii began her career as a teacher and soon after became a dean of students and an assistant principal. Prior to serving as principal of Beverly Elementary School, Jamii was the principal of a K-8 International Baccalaureate World School. In August 2011, she became principal at Beverly Elementary School.
In addition to her role as Beverly principal, Jamii serves as the district Achievement Gap co-chair, Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) Research Practitioner Council district representative as well as serves on the Diversity Steering and Social Emotional Learning committees. During the summer of 2014 and 2015, she served as a facilitator for Closing the Achievement Gap: Strategies for Excellence with Equity institute at Harvard University. She also served as a convener in 2014 and facilitator in 2016 for Family Engagement in Education: Creating Effective Partnerships for Student Success institute at Harvard University. Jamii also led a team of Beverly teachers to the Center of Emotional Intelligence at Yale University for a comprehensive social-emotional training in the RULER Approach in the summer of 2016.
Jamii earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Oakland University. She holds an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, M.A. in Educational Administration and a B.A. in English Literature. Jamii and her husband, Tony, live in a neighboring city. They have two children, Gabrielle and Mason who attend their neighborhood schools.