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Dr. Julia James, Principal

I am honored to join the Eagles Family as the Chief Instructional Leader and is energized and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our students. My goal is to establish a supportive learning environment where the teachers and the students thrive.

For over 19 years, I have worked as a Classroom Teacher (2nd, 3rd, 4th), Literacy Teacher (K-3rd), Instructional Specialist (Prek-5), School Improvement Coach, Assistant Principal, and Adjunct Instructor.  My love for learning and dedication to excellence has become the driving force behind my beliefs, values, and vision for building a strong school community.

Our staff is dedicated to promoting academic excellence by providing effective rigorous lessons that focuses on literacy within all content areas, offers opportunities for the students to demonstrate leadership within the classroom, and incorporates innovative instructional techniques.  

We are committed to building excellence by establishing a sense of community, having compassion without excuses, and a feeling of joy to come to work and learn at James Monroe Elementary.  It is our belief that working together with parents, community members, and all stakeholders will help us in meeting our goal as we seek excellence.

We will work under the philosophy that everything we do in our school will be done with the best interest of our students in mind. We will be determined to support every child, every day at James Monroe Elementary and will bring the energy, enthusiasm, and thoughtfulness needed to continue to make our school a special place to work and learn.

We are the EAGLES! Soaring to New Heights Everyday!

I look forward to a successful school year!

Dr. Julia James

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Mrs. Lauretta Williams, Assistant Principal

It brings me great pleasure to serve as Assistant Instructional Leader of James Monroe Elementary. I am a proud product of Norfolk Public Schools and totally committed to ensure that the students of this school receive the quality education they deserve.

I have worked in education for 30 years as a Classroom Teacher (kindergarten, 1st, 3rd), Literacy Teacher (Kindergarten-2nd), and Title 1 Teacher (3rd-5th). My teaching experiences helped shape my understanding and love for educating “ALL” students.

I look forward to continuing to work with the students, teachers, parents, and community partners of James Monroe. My mission is to increase academic growth and always encourage our students to keep moving forward in life to reach their full potential!

AT JAMES MONROE WE ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION BUILDING ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE!

Soar High Eagles!

Ms. Lauretta N. Williams

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Mrs. Deborah Morris, Office Manager

I started working at Norfolk Public Schools in September 1976. I began as a paraprofessional and continued to work in this capacity for twelve years at Tidewater Park Elementary School. I then served as a Student Data Specialist at Diggs Park Elementary School. I was transferred to Campostella Elementary as an Office Manager and retired after thirty-eight years of service. I was asked to return to Booker T Washington High as a Guidance Secretary. I am currently working at James Monroe Elementary School and enjoy the interactions with the staff, children, and families.