Enrollment expo saturday, jan. 29, 2022
Tulsa Public Schools is hosting 3 enrollment expos to help you find the right school for your child. Each expo has a hub site with food, information, resources, and transportation to each school. We'll be hosting small group tours every 30 minutes so you and your child can learn more about our school and get to know our teachers and staff!
Our expo date is Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Our hub is the Tulsa Tech Peoria Campus, 3850 N. Peoria Ave.
Monroe Demostration AcademY
2010 E. 48th St. N.
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74130
Principal: Rob Kaiser
At a glance
As a student at Monroe, I am given the opportunity to thrive, be successful, and become who I want to be. We are fortunate to have supportive teachers and experience opportunities that other students don’t get. I’m thankful for all that I’ve learned during my time at Monroe. Monroe Demonstration Academy alumnus
Monroe Demonstration Academy offers our scholars unique opportunities to engage in real world learning. Scholars at Monroe will be able to self-select into a “pathway of learning” (based on their interests) that will serve as a learning guide for their classes, electives, and extracurricular activities throughout middle school. The Monroe Academy structure will allow our scholars to engage with curriculum, (I)PBL, guest speakers, and networks that are focused around their interests. When scholars leave Monroe Demonstration Academy after 8th grade, they will be better equipped for high school course options, scholarship opportunities, and extracurricular activities that are aligned with their interests and academic/career goals and be making tangible progress towards college and career readiness.
Monroe Demonstration Academy is committed to being an unwavering guiding light that empowers scholars to develop as global citizens by leveraging one-to-one technology, and providing multiple pathways to success. Our inclusive family structure provides a safe environment that encourages all students to realize their full potential. Monroe Demonstration Academy is committed to empowering students to become global citizens by embracing the whole learner with engaging, relevant, and high-quality instruction. Monroe is set to create a safe learning environment that fosters a lifelong passion for learning and prepares scholars for the future.
We offer a class period dedicated to practical application called inquiry/project-based learning (iPBL). During this time, scholars apply skills from their academy courses to address a problem and find a solution by starting a program within our school and community.
As our scholars progress, the iPBL time becomes more student directed:
- 6th grade focuses on addressing an issue within their grade level. The problem is defined for scholars and they are tasked with finding potential solutions.
- 7th grade focuses on addressing an issue within our school. Students will discover a problem themselves using root cause analysis and will work to find potential solutions. 7th grade scholars also help to lead 6th graders with their project.
- 8th grade focuses on addressing an issue outside of our school walls and coming up with an idea that will benefit our community. Students will identify the problem and solution on their own and request assistance from their instructor as needed.
AT Monroe, STUDENTS CAN:
- Select from a wide variety of specialty courses and programs, including AP courses and electives
- Interact with a diverse group of peers, teachers, and school staff in a safe and engaging school environment
- Able Athletes
- Anime Club
- Arts & Crafts Club
- Bike Club
- Broadcast Club
- Campfire Pride Club
- Campfire Survival Club
- Chess Club
- City Year Tutoring
- Debate Club
- First Tee Golf Club
- Gaining Ground
- Anime Club
- Garden Club
- gROW Club
- L.I.F.E. Club
- Monroe Choir
- Step Dance Club
- Tai Chi Club
- Boys Basketball
- Cheer Team
- Cross Country
- Girls Basketball
- Girls Volleyball
- Track and Field
I am a Monroe Scholar, therefore, I am excellent.
We are what we repeatedly do, therefore, excellence is not an act but a habit.
I do not fear success but embrace it.
I believe impossible is nothing so I can achieve anything.
I am a Monroe Scholar; I am the change, seeking a respectful revolution not just for me but all humankind.
James Monroe (1758-1831) was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He fought in the American Revolutionary War. Monroe supported the creation of the U.S. Constitution, but opposed the final document, as he felt it gave too much power to the government and did not sufficiently protect individual rights. In 1790, Monroe was elected to the Senate of the first United States Congress. He was instrumental in the negotiation of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. He was easily elected our fifth president in 1816, winning over 80 percent of the electoral vote. He had no opposition when he ran for a second term. His presidency (1817-1825) was known as the "era of good feeling." During this time, the country extended its reach to the Pacific and to Florida in the South. After the completion of his second term, Monroe returned to Virginia to lead a private life, deeply in debt. He spent many of his later years trying to resolve his financial problems, and died July 4, 1831.
Monroe was the fifth U.S. president and served as a delegate in the Continental Congress. His character and leadership are consistent with community values. Although not penned by him, the Monroe Doctrine influenced foreign policy for decades. Monroe made the decision to sign the Missouri Compromise, which outlawed slavery in the Louisiana Territory above the 36/36 north latitude line.
Relevant Historical Context
The school was named in 1958, while Tulsa was a growing city. The Civil Rights Acts was signed into law in 1957, and school desegregation was a hot topic in the country.
- Rob Kaiser, Principal
- Dana Macon, Assistant Principal
- Cydney Gobourne Doughty, Assistant Principal
- Elmer Thomas, Learning Director
- Emily Riggs, Culture and Climate Coordinator
My academic career started with Tulsa Public Schools in 2013. I began my career at Cooper Elementary School where I was a 4th grade classroom teacher for two years. I then stepped into the role of Physical Education teacher for two years where, in 2015, I was named Tulsa Public Schools District Teacher of the Year.
After having the privilege of serving the Cooper community for 4 years, I started my administration career at Monroe Demonstration Academy. I served as the assistant principal at Monroe Demonstration Academy for three years before becoming interim principal in 2020. I am thankful and fortunate to get to serve this community every day.
I came to Tulsa with Teach for America in 2013 after graduating from the University of Lynchburg with a degree in Physical Education. While at the University of Lynchburg I played 4 years of basketball under coach Hillary Scott. Since coming to Tulsa, I have been blessed to be awarded the Certificate of Meritorious Achievement from the House of Representatives for the creation and work with Cooper Elementary School's first-ever basketball team, along with being named Oklahoma City Thunder's Teacher of the Game in 2016.
I received my master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma and I am currently pursuing my Ed.D in Curriculum and Supervision at the University of Oklahoma.
I always feel so honored and thankful to serve the students of Monroe Demonstration Academy and continue to look forward to all the great accomplishments our students will have.
I am a twenty five year veteran teacher from Tulsa, Oklahoma. I live by the motto Lead by Example. I consider my best qualities to be thoughtfulness and patience. I am also a thriving, determined, and enthusiastic individual, extremely competitive yet pleasantly calm. I encourage fighting for what you believe in and that is why I choose to fight for Monroe’s continue success.
I received an associate of Applied Science degree from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, a BA from Oklahoma State University, and a master's degree from Northeastern State University.
Through my passion for teaching, I have embraced learning multiple teaching methods so that I can address the needs of all students. I have been named Teacher of the Year at Gilcrease Middle School and Technology Teacher of the Year through my professional organizations in the past years but no title is more rewarding than when my former student label me as the teacher that made the biggest impression on them.
As a former student of Monroe and cultural activist for my school and community, I am committed to helping parents, students, and teachers embrace and appreciate Monroe Demonstration Academy. It is my goal to meet students where they are and help them to grow and become productive citizen of society.
A teacher that I admire most is Mrs. Ava Fisher. She was my geometry teacher, she made me feel like I was the smartest student in her class. She is the example I look to when I’m teaching students. If I can help every child to see the power within them, then they too will believe that there nothing they can’t do and go out here is this great big world we have and become a productive citizen.
A six-year forecast of my life includes me having completed my career as Monroe’s assistant principal who had an impact on my school and community by building the most prestigious middle school in Tulsa.
After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in History at Bowie State University in 2014, I taught Social Studies at Bowie High School (BHS) in Prince George’s County, Maryland for five incredible years.
During my time at Bowie, I sponsored several clubs, including the Debate & Mock Trial Teams, American Sign Language (ASL) Club, Step Team, and Poetry Club. I also served on the BHS School Instructional Council as a Professional Development Lead Teacher (PDLT) where I assisted with the development, promotion, and implementation of the countywide Rigorous Literacy Plan. I also aided in developing social studies curriculum and instruction materials for Prince George’s County Public Schools as one of the main writers of the current social studies electives curricula and a member of the social studies textbook selection committee.
In 2018, I earned my master's in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Legal Studies and taught courses for Bowie High School’s Law Academy, part of Prince George’s County’s expanding Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program. I am proud to be a recipient of PGCPS Social Studies Leadership in Civic Engagement Award.
This is my third year with Tulsa Public Schools, and I am beyond excited to be part of the Monroe Team. I am devoted to encouraging and developing excellence in students and educators.
I was born in Kansas City, Kansas where I graduated high school from Sumner Academy of Arts and Science in 1987. In 1991, I earned a bachelor's in education from Emporia State University. After graduating I taught fourth and fifth grade students at Kansas Public Schools from 1992 to 1996 before moving to Tulsa to work for Tulsa Public Schools. In Tulsa, I earned a masters in curriculum and instruction from Oklahoma State University in 2002. While working in Tulsa Public Schools, I taught as a fifth grade teacher at Marion Anderson Elementary in 1996 and then taught at Sam Houston Elementary and Cooper Elementary until becoming an assistant principal in 2009. I became principal at Unity Learning Academy in 2011 before accepting the Culture and Climate Coordinator at Monroe Demonstration Academy in 2019. In 2021, I became the Learning Director at Monroe.
Ms. Riggs, originally from Dover, Arkansas, moved to Tulsa in 2019 to continue her career in STEM. After graduating from Arkansas Tech University in 2015 with a BA in Recreation and Park Administration she worked for Arkansas State Parks and then moved into a position with the Girl Scouts- Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas running a STEAM center. She spent her last year teaching Gateway to Technology at Monroe. For the 2020/2021 year she will be serving as a Dean of Climate and Culture with Monroe. During her free time Ms. Riggs loves to travel to the different National Parks around the U.S. She is excited for this upcoming year and looks forward to starting her new position at Monroe.
Cydney Gobourne Doughty
Culture and Climate Coordinator