• August 2021

    Dear Jamison Family, 

    Back in July, I had a lovely conversation with Principal Cooper. I especially wanted to hear about Jamison’s accomplishments and what made her most proud during her tenure as principal. In a way we were both in similar places of reflection: I was leaving my PK-5 school in Brooklyn, New York after 4 years as principal; she was retiring after 8 years as principal of Jamison. As principals, we often liken our schools to our “babies”: special, cared for, and worthy of giving all our heart and soul to see them thrive. Like Principal Cooper, I also wanted to make sure my school would be left in good hands. It was important for me to assure Principal Cooper, and the Jamison community, that I will honor the legacy of her work and your work at Jamison by building on the foundation of collaboration and teamwork established by the entire Jamison community. 

    I am joining Jamison with 4 years of experience as a PK-5 building principal, 9 years as a middle school assistant principal and literacy coach, and 9 years as a middle school Language Arts teacher, all with the New York City Department of Education. I am from Brooklyn, New York and earned my B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and my M.A. in Education from Stanford University. After over 20 years of living and working in New York, I am looking forward to exploring Cleveland along with my husband, our two sons, our cat Gingy, and our puppy Pyro.  

    As I leave my school family and hometown of Brooklyn and join my new school family at Jamison, I am both excited and nervous about familiarizing myself with a new school and a new city. Yet amid this period of new learning and new experiences for me, I am confident this will be a great year for our Jamison scholars. I look forward to meeting and getting to know you soon! 


    Principal Roye