Dr. Dames was confirmed as principal of Reddick Elementary on Tuesday, March 9th.
Jennifer Dames is a native of Richmond, VA who has served proudly as an educator for twenty years. She graduated from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, receiving degrees in Biochemistry and Secondary Science Instruction.
During her career as an educator, Jennifer has served as a middle school science teacher, elementary science coach and assistant principal in both middle and elementary school. She completed her doctoral work at the University of Central Florida, earning a PhD in Science Education. Her research interests include STEM and the self efficacy of underrepresented minority students entering health and medical pipelines.
Jennifer is a member of Jack and Jill of America, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and is an active member of her church. She loves to travel, shop and spend quality time with her husband, Glen, children, Trey, Jailynn and Detra and grandbaby, Bella.