Cat in the Hat  

    Hello South Side Students & Families!

    I am so excited to begin my journey here at South Side with you all!  I am looking forward to working together in our educational partnership!

    My name is Rachel Jones and I am one of the Assistant Principals here at South Side! I am a Central Dauphin alumni and grew up in the CD area.  I attended Lawnton Elementary, Swatara Middle, and East High School.  After graduating from East, I received my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education & Special Education from California University of Pennsylvania.  Shortly thereafter I began my teaching career in the Central Dauphin School District.  I have taught 4th and 3rd grades.  But majority of my 6 years of experience, were spent in 3rd grade.  During that time, I received my master’s degree in Educational Leadership from California University of Pennsylvania.  Go Vulcans!

    In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and my dog Louie.  I am an avid sports watcher and huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan. I also enjoy arts and crafts, fishing, and watching movies! 

    I am excited to continue my career in education here at South Side Elementary.  I am looking forward to getting to know you all and your South Side student/s.  I believe every child has the ability to learn and be anything they aspire to be, and I believe that it is my job to assist in that process.  As an assistant principal I will be a leader, advocate, and partner in your student’s educational journey.  Here’s to the new school year!


    Rachel Jones