Ms. Jacobs has been involved in education for eight years, working in the primary grades. After receiving a degree in marketing from St. Thomas Aquinas College and subsequently being employed as a marketing director, she began to substitute teach near her home in Rockland County, at which time she realized that her “love for teaching and children far surpassed [her] love for marketing.” After earning her master’s degree in education, she taught for three years in the South Bronx, followed by a teaching position in the South Orangetown School District. Ms. Jacobs continued her education and received a second master’s degree in school building leadership. Upon completing her internship, she decided that an administrative position would provide an ideal avenue to positively influence student growth. According to Lynn Gorey, former assistant superintendent at South Orangetown, Ms. Jacobs has “enormous strengths in the areas of curriculum and technology, and she embraces and formulates creative and problem-solving ideas.”
Ms. Jacobs lives in Rockland with her husband Jon, who is also a teacher, and their three children ranging from ages two to eighteen. Besides teaching, she enjoys running, reading, completing do-it-yourself projects and cheering for various soccer teams.
“I am eager to become involved and I can’t wait to meet the students,” said Ms. Jacobs. “I feel that this is where I’m supposed to be.”