Phone: 919.850.8700 Ext. 26244
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Dr. Jamee Lynch
I am so proud to be the principal of MECME, and I'm very excited to continue to develop our magnet theme of Environmental Connections! I grew up in Charlotte, NC, and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism. Teaching was a second career for me, and I taught high school English at Camp Lejeune, NC and Garner High School in Wake County. I became an assistant principal because I wanted to make an impact on more teachers and students. I was the assistant principal at Selma Middle School in Johnston County, NC, and at Vance Elementary here in Wake County. I also served as principal at Hodge Road Elementary in Knightdale, Sanford Creek Elementary in Rolesville, and as principal at East Wake High School of Integrated Technology. One of my proudest moments was being named WCPSS Principal of the Year in 2006 and North Central Regional Principal of Year in 2007. In 2010, I joined the charter network KIPP, and traveled the country before opening the first KIPP elementary school in Dallas, Texas. I came home to NC to lead MECME in 2015.
My husband John and I have a daughter, Victoria, and granddaughter, Olivia. In my free time, I love to attend Broadway musicals, read, and visit the mountains or the beach, where I love to take photographs.
Why I love working with kids...
I want students to be empowered to define their own destiny and be the change in the world.
Why I enjoy our theme, Environmental and Community Connections...
I look forward to seeing our students get outside the classroom walls and become scientists and community leaders who see how they can change the world!
Why I love MECME...
MECME is a place where everyone is dedicated to excellence for all our students and is committed to each child achieving their hopes and dreams!