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New Principal Jennifer Smith Starting June 1!

Starting June 1, 2023, Blackwell Preschool will have a new principal! Please join us in welcoming Principal Jennifer Smith! Be on the lookout for Remind messages about in-person meet-and-greets.

About Jennifer Smith

Embarking on this experience to serve as the new principal of J.H. Blackwell Preschool is an exhilarating honor for Ms. Jennifer Smith. Entering her 10 th year in educational leadership with RPS, she has previous experience as both an Assistant Principal and Instructional Specialist. Prior to entering a leadership role, she served as a special education teacher with both Chesapeake Public Schools and Richmond City Public Schools.

Ms. Smith has a Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology from Norfolk State University, a Master’s of Science in School and Community Counseling, and Endorsements in Educational Leadership (K-12) and Special Education. 

Ms. Smith is honored to be the mother of two awesome kids.

Interim Principal Linda Wood

Blackwell Preschool is currently being led by Interim Principal Linda Wood, the RPS Associate Director of Early Childhood Education. Interim Principal Wood can be reached by calling the Blackwell Preschool Front Office (804-780-5064, For Interpretation: 804-729-0332) or emailing her at