Name: Cynthia Paris Jeffries
Current Position and School: Principal at the Blackstone Elementary School.
Educational Background: Master of education in educational administration, University of Massachusetts; master of science in communication sciences and disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital’s Institute of Health Professions; bachelor of science in communication disorders, Worcester State College.
School Information: The Blackstone Elementary School is a Boston Public School that serves 588 students in grades PK-5 and has a student population that is 80.1% Hispanic, 16.5% African-American, 1.4% White, 1% Asian, and 1% Multi-Racial/non-Hispanic. Of these students, 68% are non-native English speakers and 94% are eligible for free and reduced lunch.
Prior Experience: Cynthia’s prior experience includes serving as principal of the Curtis Guild Elementary School in East Boston, Boston principal fellow at Kennedy K-5, and as a bilingual speech-language pathologist in the Boston Public Schools.