Meet The Principal, Valerie Paul
Office: Room 422
Phone: 718-526-0160 Ext. 4220
I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a strong dedication to children. I have been committed to the field of education for the past eighteen years. Some of my many roles throughout the years have been a School Based Data Specialist, Academic Coach and Classroom Teacher, Teacher Recruitment Coordinator and Assistant Principal. I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader to the Jamaica Children’s School community. I am dedicated to working together to ensure that student achievement, social emotional development and strong partnerships continue to be part of the daily culture of Jamaica Children’s School. My greatest accomplishment of all are my two boys Christopher (10) and Donell (3).
I want to share a little background about my educational journey. I received my undergraduate degree in Childhood Education with a minor in Children’s Studies from Brooklyn College. I hold a Master of Science in School Leadership from Touro College and a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University. I’ve had the pleasure of working as a founding teacher at both Explore Charter School and Hyde Leadership Charter School. After leaving the charter network, I joined the Department of Education in 2013 as a founding teacher at Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School. I then went on to become an Assistant Principal at P.S. 165 where I was an instructional lead. Two of my major focuses were School Wide Literacy and supervision of our eight (8) 3-K classes, which is the largest in the city.
Kids Heart Challenge 2019