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Three new principal postions at WJCC schools all W&M grads

One principal and 2 assistant principals - all School of Education graduates, have been named to Williamsburg James City County Schools.

Joy MartinJoy Martin MA.Ed. '08 has been named assistant principal at Rawl Byrd Elementary School.

Ms. Martin comes to WJCC from Henrico County Public Schools, where she served the last two years as a resource teacher at Skipwith Elementary School. She also has served Skipwith as an English as a second language teacher and a reading instructor since 2003.

Ms. Martin had one year of teaching experience abroad in the People’s Republic of China, where she taught English as a foreign language at Xinzhou Teachers University and Ganzhou Teachers College.

She earned her master’s degree from the College of William & Mary in 2008 in educational policy, planning and leadership – K-12 administration, and her bachelor’s degree from W&M in 2002 in linguistics and elementary education. She also earned a license in English as a Second Language from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005.

Ms. Martin received the William & Mary School of Education Award for Excellence and the Margie Lee Wygal Award for Excellence in Elementary Education in 2002. She is a member of the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at W&M.

Tracey JonesTracey F. Jones, a master's student in the Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership Program with emphasis on K-12 Administration has been named the assistant principal at Toano Middle School, Toano, Virginia.

She has earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from Longwood College and has been a classroom teacher for the past 15 years. Her professor, Dr. Megan Tschannen-Moran said, "Tracey is an articulate professional committed to providing every student, especially those who are challenged academically, opportunities to be successful.  She is an advocate of creating an inclusive school community where every student has a place to grow and learn. Tracey's performance in and out of the classroom exemplifies work of the highest caliber."      

In 2009 Tracey was awarded the Mary L. Murphy Scholarship Fund which was established to provide financial assistance to deserving students who are pursuing careers in leadership positions at an elementary school and/or pre K-12 administration.   

In 2008 she was awarded the Christopher Wren Association Award. This scholarship is granted to part-time graduate students who have shown a committment to lifelong learning and service to the education profession.