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Principal Daniela Jacobs

I am a career educator who wanted to be a teacher as early as the 2nd grade!  I have lived in Northern Virginia, Colorado, Montana, Alabama, and California (yes, I was a military brat!!)  I received my undergraduate degree from James Madison University (Go, DUKES!!!) and my Master of Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

I have spent my entire career in Richmond Public Schools.  Beginning in August 1991, I was a 2nd, then a 3rd grade teacher at Oak Grove Elementary.  There, in 1993, I received the R.E.B Award for Teaching Excellence and traveled to Australia and New Zealand to study the Great Barrier Reef, rainforests, and their educational techniques.  When I returned to RVA I helped to start a K/1/2 multiage program at Southampton Elementary. Later, I became the Assistant Principal at Linwood Holton Elementary before becoming the Principal at William Fox Elementary in July, 2005. In 2019, I was honored with the REB Award for Educational Leadership! With the Award money, along with more support from our PTA, we  installed a new piece of Playground equipment for our students and the community to enjoy.

I am a proud Richmond City resident and live in Woodland Heights with my husband and 2 dogs.  My husband is also an educator and serves as the Interim Principal at Dogwood Middle School (Formerly Binford Middle School). I have 2 sons who both attended RPS Schools (Fisher Elementary, Hill Middle, Thomas Jefferson HS, Maggie Walker Governor’s School). In my spare time, I like to cook, read, bike ride, do yoga, travel, and spend time with my three dogs and very active family.


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Daniela Jacobs

Phone: 804-780-6259


Assistant Principal Stephannie Crutchfield

We are excited to welcome Ms. Crutchfield into the Fox Family!

Stephannie Crutchfield

Phone: 804.780.6259