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JPS Superintendent Sylvia Root

Message from JPS Superintendent Sylvia Root

I am happy to announce that I have had the pleasure of leading and serving the Jamestown Public Schools as the interim Superintendent since the beginning of March of this year. The Jamestown Board of Education is currently in the process of hiring a permanent Superintendent of Schools. 

I have found the Jamestown Public Schools staff, students and community to be very welcoming and supportive of me.  I believe in the district’s mission statement that reads,
“We are committed to provide our students high-quality, 21st century learning experiences within and beyond our classrooms so that our graduates are prepared to excel in college, career, and life.” 

Our hardworking staff continues to use data and research-based instructional programs to enhance our student’s learning. 

Family and community involvement is one of the areas that are most important to me. As a district, we need to continually strive for family and community involvement in order to successfully educate our students.  Our 2014 – 2019 Strategic Plan reinforces this objective as Goal 3 sets out specific action to increase family/community engagement. Our principals and teachers continue to communicate and engage families in student’s learning process.  We have recently provided an online English and Spanish survey in order to receive input on how to improve our lines of communication between schools and families. We also have many local agencies that work together with the district in order to reach out to our families in more meaningful ways through communication that will support our students to be successful both in school, and in life. 

As we face our challenges together in educating our Jamestown Public Schools students, I pledge to do my very best for our staff and students and hope you will join me to continue to put our students first in every decision. 

Thank you

Sylvia Root
Superintendent of Schools
Jamestown Public Schools