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Principal Jacquelyn Murphy-Braxton

Email: jmurphy2@rvaschools.net

Degrees and Certifications:

Walden University
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Curriculum Instruction and Assessment

Lamar University
Master of Education (M.Ed.), Educational Leadership and Administration, General

Southern Methodist University
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Corporate Communications and Public Affairs & Spanish

Your proud principal hails from the mighty state of Texas where she began her journey that has spanned 22 years - 8 years in the bilingual classroom, 2 years as an instructional coach, 2 years as coordinator over Bilingual/ESL/LOTE, 10 years as a principal. All teaching years were at the elementary level, although the first two years of teaching 6th grade was elementary. She has earned her first 3 degrees in the state if Texas and will soon earn the final degree in the state of Virginia. She proudly represents her alma mater Southern Methodist University and her African-Haitian heritage. She is the proud mother of 3! 

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8th Grade Assistant Principal Michae' Jamison

Email: mjamison@rvaschools.net 

Degrees and Certifications:
Hampton University 
Master of Education (M.Ed.), Secondary Education

Hampton University 
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), History

Michae' Jamison is a seventeen year educator who began teaching at John F. Kennedy (now Armstrong) High School. Ms. Jamison has taught and written curricula for various History and Social Science programs within the division as well as internationally. Ms. Jamison served as the Teacher of the Year for Richmond Public Schools in 2008. Prior to becoming an assistant principal, Ms. Jamison served as the Diploma Programme Coordinator for the International Baccalaureate Programme at Thomas Jefferson High School. Ms. Jamison is a proud double alumni of Hampton University (go Pirates!), and has also completed post graduate work at Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

6th Grade Academic Dean Shawn Weisser

Email: sweisser@rvaschools.net

Degrees and Certifications

University of Maine - BS Secondary Education                                University of Maine - BA - US History North Carolina Central  University - MLS - Library Science            Longwood University - Administration and Supervision Certificate

Hello Red Tails! I am very excited to join you this year as your 6th grade Dean of Academic Support and School Culture. This is my sixth year in Richmond Public Schools and my 21st year in education. 

I have spent a great dean of my time as a teacher librarian at the elementary and secondary levels and I have a great passion for literacy. I believe that when a person learns to read they can learn anything! 

As an ESL certified educator I also am very passionate about the education of our English Language Learners in Richmond. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at sweisser@rvaschools. 

Ms. De'Myra Gallo

7th Grade Academic Dean De'Myra N. Gallo

Email: dgallo@rvaschools.net


Degrees and Certifications:

Virginia State University
Master of Education (M.Ed.), Educational Leadership and Administration, General

Norfolk State University
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Mass Communication

With 22 years of educational experience, much of which has been in leadership, I am honored to become a part of the Red Tails leadership team.  As a classroom teacher, I have worked as a 6-8th grade English teacher, 9-12th grade Reading teacher, and 4-5th grade Co-teacher.  As an educator, I have experience as a team lead, a grade level chair, a department chair, a summer school administrator, an academic coordinator, and a literacy coach for K-5th grade.  I have formal behavior training due to my experience as an in-home counselor, a therapeutic day treatment supervisor, and mental health support professional.  My most recent venture in education is developing a curriculum.  I have had the opportunity to serve the residents of Petersburg (Peabody Middle School), Richmond (Armstrong, Oak Grove Bellemeade Elementary School, and River City), and Chesterfield (Falling Creek Middle School).  This will be a phenomenal year and our students will soar!

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6th Grade Assistant Principal Ana Estrada

Email: aestrada@rvaschools.net 

Degrees and Certifications:
Old Dominion University 
Educational Leadership (Ed.S.), Educational Leadership

Old Dominion University 
Master of Education (M.Ed.), Secondary Education

Christopher Newport University  
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Spanish

I bring over fifteen years of experience as an educator. The past two years have been as 6th grade administrator and dean of school culture and academic behavior of Elkhardt-Thompson Middle School. Prior to ETMS I taught both middle and high school Spanish in Hampton City Schools. I received a bachelor’s of arts degree in Spanish at Christopher Newport University. A master of Education with an emphasis in secondary education and an Educational Specialist degree with an emphasis in Educational Leadership from Old Dominion University. As a parent of a 2020 college and high school graduate and a second grader just beginning her journey in the educational system, I understand the significance the transition into middle school, into high school, and life beyond high school is for our students and families.

7th Grade Assistant Principal Christal Blue

Email: cblue@rvaschools.net 

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8th Grade Academic Dean Katerina Momiroska

Email: kmomiros@rvaschools.net

Degrees and Certifications
University of South Carolina - BS Criminal Justice
University of Pittsburgh - MSW (Direct Practice -Mental Health)
Carlow University - MEd 
Longwood University - Administration and Supervision Certificate

Greetings River City Middle School Parents, Students, and Community Members, I am excited for the opportunity to serve you as the 8th grade  Dean of Academic Support and School Culture for the 2022-2023 school year. I am originally from Macedonia ( Europe) where I completed  my education until high school.  This will be my 1st year with RCMS, and my 4th with Richmond Public Schools. Throughout my career , I have served in the role of a child and adolescent therapist, a special education teacher and a behavior specialist in Highlands School Districts , PA, Hanover County Public Schools and Henrico County public schools.  

Working with students , families and schools have always been my passion.  I believe that building relationships with students, families and staff is a key for a successful school year. I  place high value on open communication, problem solving , collaboration with staff, parents, students and community members. 

 I believe that all students are capable of learning and being successful when we provide them high quality instruction that is equitable and engaging. I look forward to serving you this school year. If you have any questions or concerns I can be reached anytime by calling the school, or emailing me at kmomiros@rvaschools.net. Together we can we will S.O.A.R. - Success on Another Realm, “The Force is strong with you!