Principal's Bio

Phone: 804.780.6259


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of EducationR.E.B Award for Teaching Excellence

Mrs. Daniela Jacobs

I am a career educator who wanted to be a teacher as early as the 2nd grade!  I have lived in Northern Virginia, Colorado, Montana, Alabama, and California (yes, I was a military brat!!)  I received my undergraduate degree from James Madison University (Go, DUKES!!!) and my Master of Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

I have spent my entire career in Richmond Public Schools.  Beginning in August 1991, I was a 2nd, then a 3rd grade teacher at Oak Grove Elementary.  There, in 1993, I received the R.E.B Award for Teaching Excellence and traveled to Australia and New Zealand to study the Great Barrier Reef, rainforests, and their educational techniques.  When I returned to RVA I helped to start a K/1/2 multiage program at Southampton Elementary. Later, I became the Assistant Principal at Linwood Holton Elementary before becoming the Principal at William Fox Elementary in July, 2005. In 2019, I was honored with the REB Award for Educational Leadership! With the Award money, along with more support from our PTA, we will installing a new piece of Playground equipment for our students and the community to enjoy.

I am a proud Richmond City resident and live in Woodland Heights with my husband and 2 sons.  My husband is also an educator and serves as the Assistant Principal at Albert Hill Middle school. My sons both attended RPS Schools (Fisher Elementary, Hill Middle, Thomas Jefferson HS, Maggie Walker Governor’s School) and now are in college at James Madison University and Randolph Macon College. In my spare time, I like to cook, read, bike ride, do yoga, travel, and spend time with my three dogs and very active family.