Jennifer Morillo, Principal 

Dear Parents, Staff, Students, and Stakeholders,

I began my education career twenty years ago as a middle school math teacher. My leadership experiences have included serving as a middle school assistant principal, an elementary school principal, and most recently as district director of teaching and learning. I believe all students can learn, given a positive, safe and orderly learning environment that is committed to meeting students’ needs.  I believe a school’s core instructional mission is not simply to ensure that students are taught but to ensure that they learn.
Given the enormity of our charge as educators, I value the importance of collective effort.  I am energized by the many challenges and opportunities we have before us at Robert Smalls International Academy.  Together we will set a new course focused on student learning, a commitment to high expectation, and strong community. It is my intention to work together to ensure a high quality educational experience is provided to all of our students. 


Davina Coleman

Davina Coleman
, AP Upper Academy

After spending nearly a decade in Beaufort County School District, Davina knows transformational leadership and the commitment it takes for RSIA to be an award winning school, where all students achieve, and others want to emulate. Davina holds an expectation of success for every student that enters RSIA. It is her belief that students should be given the opportunity to develop their genius through a balanced education that addresses the needs of the individual, as well as the group, across leadership, culture, and academics.

Davina has spent the last two years as RSIA’s PK-8 Instructional Coach. During her tenure, Davina has served as Induction and ADEPT Mentor, BCSD Local MDC Trainer, trained SCTS 4.0 Evaluator, and member of RSIA’s Leadership Team. She previously served as a Math Teacher at Beaufort Middle School under the leadership of Carole Ingram. During her time at BMS, Davina served in multiple capacities to include Department and Grade Level Chair, TAP Mentor Teacher, Induction and ADEPT Mentor, ADEPT Evaluator, teacher leader on BMS’s Leadership Team and Strategic Planning Committee, advising member of National Honor Society, and much more during her tenure. She is an avid conference presenter. Presenting at local, state, regional, and national conferences to include NCTM, SREB, SCCTM, SCAMLE, BCSD Summer Institute and Best Practices Day.

Davina holds a B.A. in Business Management (Mercer University), M.A.T. in Middle Level Mathematics (Western Governor’s University), M.Ed. in Education Administration (University of South Carolina), and a Gifted and Talented Endorsement (Converse College).

Davina invites you to come join RSIA as we start the 2018-2019 academic school year trailblazing a new path!

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

#ItsANewDayAtRSIA #WelcomeAboardTheLeaderSHIP #SheIsATrailblazer

Jeremiah Young_ AP

Jeremiah Young, AP Lower Academy