Meet Your Principal
Mrs. Paula Huffman
Mrs. Huffman is in her second year working with the Frederick Douglass School Community. She has worked as an educator for over twenty years, a journey that has been filled with great experiences, a commitment to excellence and a passion for providing a high quality instructional environment for children.
Mrs. Huffman received her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from Berry College and her MLM degree from Georgia State University. She also has an Educational Specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University in School Administration and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership program at The College of William and Mary.
Mrs. Huffman began her career in Georgia as an elementary classroom teacher and media specialist and was named Teacher of the Year at Nicholson Elementary School. Mrs. Huffman next began her administrative career as Assistant Principal and Principal at Rocky Mount and Garrison Mill Elementary Schools. During her time there, Rocky Mount Elementary was named a Georgia School of Excellence and Garrison Mill Elementary received the Platinum Award for two consecutive years for Highest Academic Achievement. Her family relocated to Virginia in 2011 where she served as Principal at J. Blaine Blayton Elementary in the Williamsburg-James City County School Division. Mrs. Huffman and her husband have two college aged children, her daughter is currently attending James Madison University and her son is attending the University of Mary Washington.
Mrs. Huffman plans to continue to cultivate the culture of excellence that is already in place and sustain a high quality learning environment. The focus will be on establishing a warm and caring environment with the highest expectations for all learners. This year we are also focusing on increasing the level of science instruction through the addition of our S.T.E.M. lab. She believes that families are a vital part of the learning process and wants to partner together with families to help our students achieve the highest academic and character expectations. She believes that by working with each other, we can help every child realize their greatest potential.