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Meet Principal Sonya Shaw

Principal Shaw

On behalf of the entire staff, I welcome you to “Marvelous” Miles Jones Elementary School, Home of the Jaguars! I am thrilled to serve as the principal of this fine school as I enter my 13th year as an administrator where students, staff, and parents are the center of success.  We here at Miles Jones believe that our scholars should be provided with ample opportunities to explore, learn, and grow in a safe and nurturing school environment.

Along with my staff, I will continue the legacy of success by building strong relationships with parents, students, staff, and community partners.  We will incorporate a variety of instructional methods to meet the needs of each and every student.  It is my sincere desire to provide expanded opportunities for our students to acquire the skills to become productive citizens and lifelong learners in a vastly changing society.

I anticipate a most successful year as my team and I support the academic, social, and emotional growth of all students here at “Marvelous” Miles Jones Elementary School.  As the Principal, my door is always opened and I welcome your input.  “A Great Team Can do A Lot Together.”  Please feel free to stop in or call to make an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year ever.

Sonya Shaw, Principal

Proud Instructional Leader of MJJ

Phone: 804-319-3185


Meet Assistant Principal LaToya Graham


Mrs. Graham Assistant Principal


 As a proud alumnus of Richmond Public Schools, Mrs. Graham is excited to serve in her first year as assistant   principal at Miles Jones. Embarking upon her 23rd year with RPS, she has experience teaching grades 1st-3rd   and as an academic interventionist for the past 5 years. Mrs. Graham received her Bachelor of Arts degree in   Interdisciplinary Studies from Norfolk State University. She earned her Master of Arts in Curriculum and   Instruction from Virginia Union University and an endorsement in Administration and Supervision from   Longwood University. Mrs. Graham believes deeply that every child deserves a world class education no     matter their zip code, race, creed, color, or circumstance. Her favorite quote is, "Every child deserves a   champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be." Rita Pierson 

LaToya Graham, Assistant Principal



Meet Assitant Principal Dr. Joyce Otey


Assistant Principal

 Prior to joining Miles J. Jones, Dr. Otey was the Assistant Principal at Oak Grove Bellemeade Elementary   School. Dr. Otey has taught grades Kindergarten through fifth at Chimborazo and J.L. Francis Elementary Schools. During her tenure as a classroom teacher, Dr. Otey held numerous leadership positions such as a   facilitator for Social Science Professional Development for grades Kindergarten through second, Community   Night Organizer, Safety and Security chairperson, Grade Level chairperson, Cheerleading Coach, Teacher of   the Year, REB nominee, Extended Day coordinator and Mentor teacher for beginning teachers. Dr. Otey holds   an Associate in Science degree in Education from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, a Bachelor of  Science degree in Education from Virginia Union University, a Master of Education and Educational Leadership   from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Doctor of Education with a specialization in Educational   Leadership and Management from Capella University. Dr. Otey enjoys the challenge of education, working   with teachers, parents, and students.  Dr. Otey looks forward to meeting all students and families this year!

Dr. Joyce Otey, Assistant Principal

Phone: 804-319-3185