Imani Y. Jones Named Principal of Branford’s Murphy Elementary School
Press Release, Branford Public Schools
It is with great enthusiasm that Imani Y. Jones has been appointed as principal of Mary T. Murphy Elementary School. Jones will officially join Branford Public Schools on July 1, 2023.
Jones brings with her six years of building leadership experience as a principal and assistant principal in Waterbury, and most recently, the Booker T. Washington Academy in New Haven. Additionally, Jones has over a decade of experience as an elementary teacher and literacy specialist across grade levels.
Jones is student-centered and deeply committed to cultivating learning environments where students and staff can flourish. Jones’ collaborative nature and ability to quickly connect and develop relationships with all stakeholders is at the core of her leadership. Throughout the interview process, individuals commented on her passion for leadership, care for students, high intellect, and warm personality.
Jones will balance high expectations and care for the Murphy community with dedication and grace.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join such a welcoming and collegial education community. It is my pleasure and a true honor to serve, in a leadership capacity, among caring and dedicated educators who value the social-emotional growth and academic success of all students as much as I do,” said Jones.
Jones holds a master’s in Elementary Education from the University of New Haven and a sixth-year degree in Educational Leadership from Southern Connecticut State University.
“We are excited to welcome Imani to Branford Public Schools, and look forward to working with her as the principal of Mary T. Murphy School,” said Hamlet Hernandez, Superintendent of Schools.