Get To Know Your Principal

Welcome to West Carthage Elementary!

My name is Jamie Sweeney and I am a graduate of SUNY Potsdam with a Bachelor Degree in Writing/Literature and N-9 Education.  I also hold a Master Degree in Elementary Education and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership through Canisius College.  I am permanently certified through New York State to teach grades PreK – 6 and also hold an initial certification as a School Building Leader.      

My husband and I have two children.  Cody will be a sophomore in the fall and Cooper will be entering seventh grade.  Both of our boys are actively involved with football, basketball, and baseball.  We also have a mischievous lhasa-poo named Mickey Mantle.  

As a family, we enjoy watching and participating in sports, camping (in cabins only), going to the drive ins, dining out and vacationing to a variety of places.  Our favorite professional sports teams are...The New York Yankees and The New York Jets.  (Mr. Sweeney is from Long Island.)  College teams...Ohio State and Syracuse.  

I myself, enjoy reading, volunteering at/organizing events, shopping, writing, traveling, making cakes and spending time with my family and friends.  (Pretty much anything to keep myself involved and busy!)

This school year (2015/2016) will mark my thirteenth year in education and my second here at West Carthage Elementary.  Prior to being a Building Principal, I spent one year as an Assistant Principal, four years teaching 5th grade, one year teaching 2nd grade, four years teaching 1st grade and substituted for one year in a variety of grades, but primarily kindergarten.      

Below are a few pictures of my family and a list of some of my favorite things.  Thank you for taking the time to get to know me!

Favorite Color:  Blue

Favorite Foods:  Italian and Chocolate

Favorite Music: Jack Johnson, Carrie Underwood...(Too many to list...I really love all genres of music!)

Favorite Sports To Watch:  Football and Baseball

Favorite Athletes:  Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and Peyton & Eli Manning

Favorite Books:  Too many to list...I really enjoy reading and I try to read a variety of genres. 

Favorite Season:  Fall