Principal Jamie Hendrickson is a highly accomplished educator and dedicated servant to the community, with over 14 years of experience in education. Known for her passion for learning, exceptional leadership skills, and unwavering commitment to student success, Principal Hendrickson has made a significant impact on the lives of countless students, teachers, and families

Principal Hendrickson’s journey in education began as a classroom teacher, where she honed her instructional skills and fostered a nurturing learning environment for her students. Jamie Hendrickson’s dedication and ability to connect with students on a personal level quickly earned her a reputation as an outstanding educator. Motivated by a desire to make a broader impact, Principal Hendrickson transitioned into leadership roles within the education system. She served as a teacher leader and curriculum coordinator, where she played a pivotal role in designing and implementing innovative teaching strategies across multiple grade levels. Her commitment to academic excellence and student-centered approaches resulted in improved student outcomes and increased engagement within the school community.

In recognition of her exceptional leadership abilities, Principal Hendrickson was appointed as an assistant principal at The Newport School PS/IS 184. In this role, she effectively managed school operations, developed and implemented policies, and provided ongoing support and professional development for teachers and staff. Principal Hendrickson’s visionary leadership helped create a positive and inclusive school culture that celebrated diversity, promoted collaboration, and emphasized the importance of student well-being.

In 2020, Principal Hendrickson assumed the role of principal at The Meyer Levin School, during one of the most challenging times in the history of education. Her unwavering love for the children of New York City led us through the COVID-19 pandemic.  As principal, Hendrickson has consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of their students, staff, and the wider community. 

Under Principal Hendrickson’s leadership, Meyer Levin has experienced remarkable progress in various areas. Hendrickson has implemented innovative programs to enhance student engagement, including project-based learning initiatives, technology integration, and extracurricular activities that cater to diverse interests. By fostering a culture of continuous improvement, Jamie Hendrickson has successfully created a safe and inclusive environment that nurtures student success and overall well-being.

Beyond her contributions within the school, Jamie Hendrickson is actively involved in community engagement efforts. She has forged strong partnerships with local organizations, businesses, and community leaders to enrich the educational experiences of their students. With an unwavering commitment to educational excellence, a compassionate approach to leadership, and a profound belief in the potential of every student, Principal Jamie Hendrickson continues to make a lasting impact on the lives of those she serves.Newport

Year 4

  • Project Pivot School Designation (Young Men’s Group / Food Pantry)

  • Completed Meyer Levin Theater

  • Upgraded Meyer Levin Athletic Center

  • Computer Lab Upgrade / Secured inventory

  • Arthur Project Partnership

  • Road Runners returns

  • Elite Learners return

  • Bicycle Program re-activated

  • Noel Pointer String Program

  • Adult Education Partnership

  • Increased Math State Exam Scores by 18% and ELA by 3%

  • Algebra Regents Pass rate 84%

  • Science regents pass rate increased by 9%

Year 3

  • VISION/MISSION – 5Cs created

  • Increased tech inventory (1:1 student/teacher to device)

  • Improved internet access

  • Established core curriculum + curricula artifacts (all content areas)

  • Student Government established

  • Project Purge (closets, classrooms, locker rooms, basement – more to come)

  • Increased a/c units (classrooms and lunchroom)

  • Support Staff (Guidance/SW/PC/School Aides joined the team)

  • Para shift (professional development = improved instructional impact)

  • Performing Arts (reactivated and supported)

  • Upgraded furniture first floor

  • CBO relationships and impact

  • Algebra Regents pass rate 94%


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