Mrs. Jennifer K. Moore- Principal
Mrs. Jennifer K. Moore is a veteran educator with 30 years of experience. She started her career in Hopewell Public Schools and has been with Richmond Public Schools for the past 19 years. She has held many positions over the years including classroom teacher, technology and math lead teacher, summer school principal, assistant principal and principal.
Mrs. Moore is originally from Dinwiddie County, VA. She graduated from Petersburg Public Schools, then went on to attend Richard Bland College of William and Mary, Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia State University. She currently holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Early and Middle School Education and a Masters of Science Degree in Administration and Supervision.
Mrs. Moore has been the principal of Barack Obama Elementary School (formerly J.E.B. Stuart Elementary) since 2005. She is proud to lead the students, staff and families of the school that was once referred to as the “Little Known Secret of the Northside”. The school is no secret now, as a grand celebration was held in the spring of 2020 to commemorate the renaming of the school after the first African-American president of the United States!
Mrs. Moore is consumed with pride when she reflects over the years and all the many awards and accolades the school has received during her tenure. Just to name a few, the school has been recognized numerous times as a Distinguished Title I School, has received the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence and was the first school in Richmond Public Schools to earn the National Blue Ribbon School Award from the United States Department of Education.
When Mrs. Moore is away from her school family, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her “other” family, particularly her loving husband, Junius. She especially enjoys those moments when she can exercise, cook and bake with her daughter, Amber.
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary/Middle School Education from Virginia State University
Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from Virginia State University
Dr. Jackie Drye- Assistant Principal
Jacqueline Drye, Assistant Principal, is a veteran educator with over 27 years of experience. She holds degrees and/or certifications in Early Childhood Education, School Counseling, Educational Leadership and Gifted Education. She also just recently completed her Doctorate degree at the College of William and Mary. Over the years, Dr. Drye has had the pleasure of interacting with the most wonderful students who have inspired her to write many stories, songs, poems and skits. Dr. Drye is a published childrens' book author who seeks to encourage and inspire. There is always a positive message in her works.
Dr. Drye is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., St. Paul’s Baptist Church and The Richmond Association of Realtors. She enjoys a busy life but always has time for family, friends and for serving her community. Dr. Drye’s plate may be full at times, but like one of her book characters, Jo Jo the Bunny, she keeps on telling herself, “I can do this!”
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor Of Science - James Madison University - 1990
Master of Education - James Madison University - 1993
Post-Master's Certificate in Educational Leadership - VCU - 2010
Doctor of Education - William & Mary - 2023