On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, the Victor Central School District Board of Education appointed Jennifer Grimes as the new Assistant Principal for the Senior High School effective December 13, 2021. Grimes will replace Karl Dubash who left to take on a new role as Assistant Superintendent for Business at Midlakes.
Ms. Grimes comes to VCS with more than 16 years of experience in education. For the past four and a half years she has been an Assistant Principal in the Rochester City School District at the Rochester International Academy and Clara Barton School No. 2. She also has more than seven years of experience as an English as a New Language (ENL) teacher and Teacher on Special Assignment in the Rochester City School District. Prior to that she served as an elementary school teacher for the Geneseo Central School District and a special education teacher for Charles County Public Schools in Maryland.
Ms. Grimes said she is grateful for being invited to join the Victor School Community. “I’m looking forward to bringing my knowledge and experiences to the High School team in an effort to support the already amazing things that are happening here. I hope to connect with our students, staff, families and the community in order to grow, improve, and achieve,” she said.
Grimes graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a 4.0 GPA with a degree in education and has two Masters Degrees, one in Education from Nazareth College, and one in School District Leadership from the University of Rochester. She is also certified in Elementary Childhood Education, English to Speakers of Other Languages, and School Building Leadership.
VCS Superintendent Tim Terranova said Ms. Grimes’ background with general education, special education, and ENL gives her a wide variety expertise that will benefit the high school on many levels. “Her reference checks were stellar, showcasing her excellent ability to work with both adults and students and be an instructional leader at the high school level,” Terranova said.