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A Message from our Principal

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Welcome, Firebird family and friends!

My name is Nichole Richardson Ijames and I have the honor of serving as the principal of Challenger Early College High School. As we continue our journey together, we do so with a heightened commitment to the  anchoring values that have made Challenger the vanguard of excellence it has been for almost 2 decades. We also look forward to growing in our ongoing pursuit of innovative and collaborative practices as a community of learners. 

This legacy of excellence - undergirded by hard work and heart work,  is possible because of  our partnership together. We invite you to join us in thinking about your unique place in our Firebird family, and the powerful impact we can make together this  year. We each have a role to play in this shared  journey, and Challenger will be better because each of us has accepted the Firebird challenge of a deeper  commitment to stewardship, integrity and citizenship.

Let's have an empowered and amazing school year!


Meet our Administrative Team

Meet our Support Staff


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Kechia Shuford


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Data Manager

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School Nurse

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Jennifer Tuttle