On Thursday, May 12, 2016, the Board of Education approved the Superintendent’s recommendation of Alyna Jacobs as Principal of South Mountain Elementary School, effective July 1, 2016. Mrs. Jacobs is a graduate of South Mountain Elementary School, South Orange Middle School, and Columbia High School.
Mrs. Jacobs received a BS in Art History from Rutgers University and an MA in International Education from NYU and a second MA from Brooklyn College. She has served as an Assistant Principal at PS 1139 in Brooklyn, and in New York Schools as an elementary teacher, lead teacher, literacy coach and math coach. Ms. Jacobs has worked as an instructional leader, school building leader, staff developer, and with technology, integration, community programs and PTA activities. Mrs. Jacobs brings strengths in cultivating relationships with students, staff and families to ensure that all students’ educational and social needs are met.
"As a parent of a current South Mountain School student,” Mrs. Jacobs said, “my family and I have quickly grown to love the school at the center of this wonderful community. It is a true honor to be appointed as Principal of South Mountain School, a role that will allow me the privilege of returning to my alma mater to make a positive impact on the next generation of Superstars.”
Thank you to all of the parents and faculty who participated in the selection process by providing your input into the Leadership Profile, serving on the interview committee, and attending the meet and greet this past Wednesday.
We look forward to Mrs. Jacobs joining our Administrative team this summer.