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Mrs. Daniela Jacobs

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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.  

I am a proud Richmond City resident and live in Woodland Heights with my husband and 2 sons.  My husband is also a teacher at Albert Hill Middle school, and one of my son’s attends Thomas Jefferson High School!  In my spare time, I like to cook, read, bike ride, travel, and spend time with my dogs and very active family.

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