Ms. Kenwyn Schaffner, Principal
Prior to becoming principal of Jamestown Elementary School in July of 2011, Kenwyn Schaffner served as the the assistant principal from 2005-2011. Before joining the administrative team at Jamestown, she served for four years as the assistant principal of Randolph Elementary School in Arlington. She has extensive training and experience in the implementation of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program. Her formal education includes two master’s degrees, one in special education, the other in educational leadership, as well as extensive training and experience in language acquisition and instructional technology. She is also a graduate of the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California and has taught in five states and internationally.
Ms. Schaffner has been a classroom teacher, a resource teacher, an instructional technology coordinator, a coordinator of family literacy programs, and a coordinator of adult ESOL programs. With experience at each grade level from kindergarten through community college, she understands the educational continuum and appreciates the skills, aptitudes, and attitudes that need to be developed in elementary school students.
Her door is always open to students, staff, parents, and community members. She is dedicated to the education of all children.
Dr. Monica Roaché, Assistant Principal
Dr. Monica Roaché has worked as the assistant principal at Gunston Middle School in Arlington, Virginia for the last thirteen years. Prior to that she worked at Key Elementary School and the Stratford Program in Arlington, VA. She also serves as an adjunct professor for George Washington University. Prior to being an administrator she worked as a speech language pathologist for seven years. Dr. Roaché has extensive experience with culturally and linguistically diverse students, bilingual education, disproportionality in special education, school law, gifted minority students, development of school wide mentor programs, instructional leadership, cultural competence, and teacher professional development. She is skillful in designing innovative programs to enhance school instructional programs, school climate, and student motivation.
Dr. Roaché understands the importance of establishing and maintaining strong relationships with students, parents, faculty members, community agencies, and administrators. Dr. Roaché created and designed a successful school wide student/staff mentor program and was actively involved with a community mentor program for African American female students. Dr. Roaché is an elected official in Washington, DC and serves at an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in Georgetown.