Our School Leaders: Dr. Karin Jakubowski & Mrs. Tylisha Saunders






    Dr. Jakubowski currently serves as Principal of North Star Elementary School in the Red Clay Consolidated School District in Delaware which was rated in the top 50 schools in the nation. Her experience spans teaching in private and charter elementary schools in Pennsylvania, and serving in Delaware's public schools as a Child Study Team Coordinator, Assistant Principal and currently Principal. Dr. Jakubowski has visited schools in China and India where she spoke to parents, students and educators regarding research-based instructional practices, mindfulness and collaborative problem-solving strategies. Dr. Jakubowski’s student-centered approach makes connecting with the most challenging students turn into success stories. One of these approaches is reflected in her Mindfulness practice. 







    Mrs. Saunders has twenty plus years of experience in education.  She spent thirteen years in the classroom, where she taught a variety of grades spanning Pre-K through 8th grade in diverse communities from rural to urban, as well as suburban.  Throughout her career, Mrs. Saunders has also served as a Certified Learning Environment Specialist for Edison Schools, Inc., and an Instructional Coach and an Academic Dean within the Christina School District.  She joined the RCCSD community as an Assistant Principal.  She has a passion and drive to witness students learn and realize their full potential as life-long learners.  Mrs. Saunders is dedicated to educating the whole child.