Principal of W.R. James, Sr. Elementary School
Dear W. R. James Family,
It is with great pride and humility that I serve the students and families of W.R. James Elementary School. Being a part of the beloved Willingboro family is both an honor and a privilege for me. I believe that our students are among the best and brightest students that our nation has to offer. I further believe that each one possesses a unique set of talents and potential that must be nurtured and strengthened by all who touch their lives.
I believe that the elementary school experience has a tremendous impact on the adult lives of students. In as much, I am committed to elevating W. R. James to a status that makes us one of the nation’s most competitive schools as well as empowering our students to navigate the “new normal” of education. I will continue to develop a school community focused on nurturing our students intellectually, socially, and emotionally.
I am proud to lead a team of instructional leaders focused on:
Fostering a climate that communicates a high regard for learners by
supporting the professional growth of the teaching staff
Positively impact student outcomes through the application of research
based practices proven to provide academic growth opportunities for
students at all levels, including students who need advancement and
Fostering a climate in which students feel valued and significant to the
school community and to one another by embedding opportunities for
self-reflection and interpersonal connections into our daily experiences
Continue the development of community partnerships that provide
additional opportunities for students to explore college and career
opportunities during their elementary school years and into adulthood
Empower students to have a leadership role within the school
community that extends into the Willingboro community
I expect that our students will put forth their highest level of effort to achieve their academic goals. I expect our teachers to support those efforts by availing themselves to teach beyond the norms using student outcomes to shape classroom experiences. I expect my administrative team to provide instructional leadership to our teachers in a partnership that improves student performance and academic progress.
I believe in the African adage, “It takes a Village to Raise a Child” and strive to instill that ideal to all who interact with our students. I believe in ‘Boro Pride. I believe that pride is manifested in our greatest asset-our students.