Regina Bailey

Loving Leader

“Ms. Bailey is a valued team member who leads with love, compassion, and represents CEG character traits daily. Her quiet, faithful spirit is a blessing to her students, parents, and colleagues. Her students are calm, orderly, engaged, inquisitive, and excited to learn,” says Monica Thompson of Jefferson-Douglass Academy 4th grade teacher, Regina Bailey.

What’s your best memory of your own school days?

My best memory of my school days was when I was in 4th grade. Teaching started early for me. My grandmother was a Special Ed teacher, she would let me come and sit in her classroom during my lunch hour. I would work as her teaching assistant. At that moment I fell in love with teaching.

What is something most people don’t know about you?

What most people don’t know about me is that I am a 13-year breast cancer survivor and I am a Sunday School teacher.

What’s your professional superpower?

My superpower is being organized. Having an organized classroom helps your class run like a well-oiled machine. There is a place for everything and everything has a place.

How do you empower your students to live their complete life?

I empower my students to always do their best. As long as you are doing your best I can’t ask for anything more. Always use kind words. If you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything at all.

What’s the one word your students would use to describe you?

One word my students would use to describe me would be LOVING. They know that I love each and everyone one of them.