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 professional certification as a School Building  & School District Leader.

My husband and I have two children.  Cody is a freshman at LeMoyne College and Cooper is in tenth grade.  Both of our boys are actively involved with football, weight lifting, 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.)  Our favorite college teams are 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 (2018/2019) will mark my sixteenth year in education and my fifth 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