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 Patrick and I have two children.  Cody is a junior at LeMoyne College and Cooper is a senior at Indian River Central School District.  Cooper is a member of the National Honor Society, as well as the Varsity soccer, indoor track and baseball teams.  While Cody was heavily involved in sports during high school, he is now active with weight lifting and adult softball leagues.  We also have a 13 year old 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 (2020/2021) will mark my eighteenth year in education and my seventh 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 Manning

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

Favorite Season:  Fall