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(6:30 PM) Rosemary Bradley Named New Principal Of JHS

Rosemary Bradley

Rosemary Bradley has been named the new principal of Jamestown High School. The announcement was made Wednesday during a meeting of the Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education.

Bradley currently serves as an assistant principal at BOCES in Sullivan County. She will begin her duties in Jamestown on July 1.

Bradley has over 23 years experience as an educator. In her position, she supported teachers in their progress monitoring and instructional planning, functioned as academic summer school principal, improved communications between school and families, worked with special education systems, and worked with high needs/at-risk students.

Bradley was a science teacher for 19 years in grades 6 to 12 in the Rochester City School District. While at Rochester City Schools, she was also a curriculum writer for ELA and science, served as a literacy coach and new teacher mentor, and helped facilitate professional development for staff.

“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Bradley into our Jamestown Public School family,” Apthorpe said. “Her wide-ranging educational experience, passion to see all children succeed both academically as well as socially and emotionally, combined with her enthusiasm to engage families and community, makes her a perfect fit to lead Jamestown High School.”

Bradley received her doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Rochester, master’s degree in Secondary Science Education from the SUNY College at Brockport and her bachelor’s degree in Cardiorespiratory Sciences from Stony Brook University

“I am very excited to join the Jamestown community and be part of an impressive leadership team with Dr. Apthorpe,” Bradley said. “I am humbled that I have been considered worthy to lead the students and staff at Jamestown High School toward a new level of accomplishments. I look forward to meeting the families, students, staff and community members who have invested their lives to make Jamestown Public Schools the unique gem it is.”

In February, high school principal Mike McElrath — who served in the role for eight years — was named leader of the future Success Academy opening in the fall. The academy will be housed in the former Rogers Elementary School.

McElrath is finishing his duties as high school principal for the remainder of the current school year. JPS Superintendent Bret Apthorpe described McElrath’s move as a “perfect match.”

McElrath will help with the transition of the incoming high school principal.