• William Howard Taft Elementary School

    Dear Families,
    I want to be the first to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year at William Howard Taft Elementary school! I am both honored and excited to have been selected as your new building principal, and I am looking forward to building upon the tremendous growth and progress here at Taft Elementary.

    My educational career began in 2009 in St. Louis Public School as a 2nd grade teacher. After spending several years teaching in St. Louis and obtaining a Master of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri--St. Louis, I moved back home to Cincinnati in 2012 and continued teaching. In 2016, I had the opportunity to join Cincinnati Public Schools teaching right here at Taft Elementary as a 4th grade Math and Science teacher! Then, during the 2018- 2019 school year, I served as an Assistant Principal at Roberts Academy within Cincinnati Public Schools. Most recently, I am a proud graduate of Columbia University, having earned a Masters of Education in School Leadership and Organization in 2018.

    As a former teacher at Taft Elementary, I have seen how hard staff works to provide all kids with the tools they need to be successful. I have seen the opportunities we have, as a STEM school, to be creative and leverage resources to enhance the learning experience and quality of instruction. Finally, I know the academic growth outcomes that are possible for kids when we provide them with rigorous content and an environment conducive to learning.

    William Howard Taft holds a very special place in my heart, and I am thrilled at the opportunity to come back and continue being a part of a school community that I love. As your building principal, I am committed to ensuring that William Howard Taft Elementary maintains a positive learning environment that prioritizes academic achievement through the support and development of highly effective teachers that focus on providing rigorous STEM instruction and opportunities for all students. I am also committed to maintaining a positive school culture where students are part of a close community where they feel physically, socially,
    and emotionally safe. Finally, I am committed to building strong collaborative relationships with students, staff, families and community members in order to optimize learning experiences for all of our students here at Taft Elementary.

    I look forward to meeting you at some of our upcoming events--so mark your calendars! We will be having a Meet the Principal night on August 8th, 2021. Furthermore, we will have our Open House/Meet the Teacher night on August 15. More information on both of these events will be sent to you later this summer. You can reach out to me via email at jasonda@cpsboe.k12.oh.us at any point this summer should you have any questions.

    I am sincerely looking forward to collaborating with you all, and thank you for your commitment and dedication to your child’s education.

    Ms. Jason