June 6, 2012 - G.R. Whitfield School’s assistant principal Monica R. Jacobson was announced as the school’s new principal following the retirement of current principal Dr. Gloria Snead at the end of the year.
In regards to G.R. Whitfield, Jacobson said, “It’s a strong community… People are willing to work with one another for the best interests of our students.” She said she looks forward to “continuing to serve students, staff, parents and the community, making sure students achieve academically and as a whole.”
Jacobson has spent plenty of her own time in the classroom. She earned her B.A. in Sociology from University of North Carolina in Charlotte. Jacobson also received her Master’s of Arts in Teaching from Winthrop University and then went on through the School Administration Licensure Program at East Carolina University.
Jacobson has been an educator for over 10 years, the last six of which were in Pitt County Schools. She started out as a Social Studies teacher at J.H. Rose High School and then went on to be the assistant principal at the school. In 2011, Jacobson moved to G.R. Whitfield where she has been the assistant principal. Throughout her time, she has been a J.H. Rose Staff Development Specialist, North Carolina Principal and Assistant Principal Association member and a Future Ready Leadership Inaugural Cohort Participant.
Jacobson is originally from Charlotte. She is married to husband Mark and has two children, 16-year-old son Xavier and 3-year-old daughter Marley. In her spare time, Jacobson enjoys spending time with family and making crafts. Jacobson attends Reimage Church.