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Principal Jacquelyn Murphy-Braxton


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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6th Grade Assistant Principal Michae' Jamison


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.


7th Grade Academic Dean Shawn Weisser


Degrees and Certifications

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

Hello Red Tails! I am very excited to join you this year as your 7th grade Dean of Academic Support and School Culture. This is my seventh year in Richmond Public Schools and my 22nd year in education. 

I have spent a great deal 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. 

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7th Grade Assistant Principal Ana Estrada-Williams


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

She brings over twenty years of experience as an educator. She 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. She is currently in the doctoral program in Educational Leadership at Liberty University. In her five years as an administrator of River City Middle School (formally Elkhardt-Thompson Middle School), she is a servant leader that is about empowering scholars and staff through high expectations and tough love. Her number one priority is her scholars!


“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows” ~Sydney J. Harris


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8th Grade Assistant Principal Christal Blue


Degrees and Certifications: University of Phoenix Masters of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed), Administration and Supervision

Valdosta State University Bachelor of Arts (B.A.),  History/Minor English Literature

Greeting River City Middle School community, as a career changer, Mrs. Blue-Fleming began her journey as an educator in Gainesville, Florida. Where she served for 10 years at SIATech Charter High School, during this time Mrs. Blue-Fleming held the position of high school History teacher and later moved into administration. During Christal’s time in Florida she created curriculum for the Social Science department focusing on American History and Economics.  Upon returning to Richmond, Christal continued her journey at Elkhardt-Thompson Middle school, where she proudly taught Civics/Economics and served as the Social Science department lead. Christal earned her B.A. in History/Minor in English from Valdosta State University while working full-time with the Florida Department of Corrections. This journey helped shape her philosophy and goals to create learning environments for all learners that center on relationship building while providing instruction to meet the needs of students with diverse learning styles. Christal also holds an M.A. in Education from the University of Phoenix. Some of her proudest movements as an educator are being awarded Teacher of the Year at SIATech Charter High School and Elkhardt-Thompson. Serving her students is the key to her heart. 

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6th Grade Academic Dean Katerina Momiroska


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 Together we can we will S.O.A.R. - Success on Another Realm, “The Force is strong with you!