From the Principal
Principal Jacqueline Green was raised in Mount Vernon, New York. She attended Lincoln Elementary School, A.B. Davis Middle School, Nichols Middle School, and graduated from Mount Vernon High School. Upon graduation, Ms. Green attended the illustrious historical black college, Hampton University, where she majored in elementary education. Her first master’s degree was in reading education from Herbert H. Lehman College. Later, after nineteen years as a classroom teacher, she received her second master’s degree from Bank Street College in the Future School Leaders Academy program on a 75% scholarship and grant. Presently, Ms. Green is a doctoral student at Manhattanville College where she has completed all her classes and is in the process of drafting her doctoral dissertation.
Ms. Green first began teaching in 1992 in a private nursery school in Yonkers, New York. In 1995, she became a Head Start teacher for 4-year-olds in the Bronx. Her public-school journey began in 1996 when she became a classroom teacher at P.S. 91x in the Bronx. There, she taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades for five years in the NYCDOE. In 2001, she was fortunate to become a classroom teacher in her hometown at Longfellow Elementary School. After 3 years as a 2nd and 4th grade teacher, Ms. Green followed her passion and was appointed a reading specialist at Grimes Elementary School in 2004 where she serviced her students' literacy interventions for eleven years. In 2015, Ms. Green was granted the opportunity to serve in building administration immediately after receiving her second master’s degree. Ms. Green served as an assistant principal for four years at Edward Williams Elementary School, Traphagen School, Cecil H. Parker School, and briefly at Columbus School. It was brief because after the first three weeks of school, Ms. Green became an acting principal for Edward Williams School and then Cecil H. Parker School for the remainder of the school year. In 2020, Jacqueline Green was appointed the principal of Cecil H. Parker School.
The over the past 26 years, Ms. Green received some acknowledgement for her contribution to the field of education. In 2003, she was a conference presenter at the 14th Annual Conference of the Education Trust in Washington DC. Ms. Green was the recipient of the “Teacher Who Made a Difference Award” from the Mount Vernon City School District in 2008. She received the Albert Shanker Conference Scholarship Award in 2013 from the Teacher Center of Purchase College.
Lastly, in 2018, she was nominated for Mount Vernon City School District Administrator of the Year.
To Ms. Green, being an educator is a ministry, it is a calling. It is a duty and responsibility that drives everything she does in the school building. Her greatest joy as a teacher was observing her students’ growth, both academically and behaviorally. When former students would tell her they remember things she taught them and that she made a difference in their lives, is an overwhelming feeling she states must be God’s work! As an administrator, Ms. Green strives to improve herself for her staff, scholars, and families. She follows a servant leader approach to serve and protect others, so they are able to be and do their absolute best.