Mrs. Jones - Principal
Hello New Albany School Community! My name is Mrs. Valerie Jones and I am honored to serve the staff, students, and families as the principal of New Albany School!
I received my B.S. in Environmental Science from Stockton University in 1996. After serving as a pharmaceutical representative for seven years, I began my teaching career in Hamilton Township as a middle school science teacher. I also taught basic skills and science in grades 6 through 8 in Pemberton and Willingboro Townships. Earning my M.S. degree in Educational Leadership from Delaware Valley University in 2010, I served as an Assistant Principal in Willingboro and Maple Shade before joining the Cinnaminson administrative team in August 2018. I served as the middle school Assistant Principal before being promoted as the Principal of New Albany School in July 2019.
Educating students in a positive and healthy environment is vital to helping them grow to their fullest potential socially, emotionally, and academically. New Albany consists of a community of learners where students come first. I am excited to work with such a dedicated and talented staff as we pour our hearts into providing an engaging and nurturing learning experience for all students.
Outside of school, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family, reading, and cooking. I live in Burlington County with my husband, three children, and our dog, Grady.
I am committed to promoting student character and achievement and look forward to a fantastic year working with our school community!
Mrs. Kalfazade - Assistant Principal
Welcome to New Albany School! Since joining the NAS team in 2020, I quickly found a home in the Cinnaminson School District. Whether new to our school or already part of our Cinnaminson family, I have no doubt that you will feel the same way. I am especially fortunate to lead a group of educators that truly care for our students as if they were their own children. I have been dedicated to the field of education for over a decade, and have spent several years in the classroom as a Spanish and ESL teacher in New York and New Jersey. Prior to joining New Albany School, I completed two years as a Vice Principal in northern New Jersey.
Using my diverse experiences, I strive to build a foundation for our students that allows our youngest learners to reach their greatest potential. I strongly value the importance of educating our children for the road ahead and preparing them for the ever-changing world beyond the walls of our building.
Outside of school, I enjoy traveling the world with my husband. I have a passion for learning about different languages and cultures, and I find beauty in immersing myself in new places. Most of all, I treasure quality time spent with close family and friends. I cannot wait to see all that our students accomplish this year at New Albany School. Go Pirates!