Samary Cecchetti, Principal


Jennifer Wallace, Assistant Principal


Hello! I am Jennifer Wallace and I am honored to be serving as the Assistant Principal at St. James.  This role is one I have been working toward for several years and I am very excited to begin a new chapter with all of you.  

A little about my educational/professional background:

  • Graduate of Immaculate Conception, Bishop Watterson, The Ohio State University and Walden University

  • Certified 1st-8th grade

  • Master’s Degree in Professional Development

  • 12 years of teaching experience beginning in Gahanna, then on to Columbus City Schools, followed by a 2 year stint at TRECA Digital Academy, and for the last 7 years I have taught 6th grade LA, SS/Religion, and Health at St. Andrew.  I have taught only the even grades-2nd, 4th, and 6th!

  • Owned and operated a home-based business for 5years while staying home with my older 3 children

A little about me:

  • Born and raised in Worthington/Clintonville

  • Married to Jim for 19 years this August

  • Mother of 4 children: Olivia (Junior at Watterson), Sam (Sophomore at Watterson), Natalie (7th grader at I.C.) and Ryan (2.5 years going on 20)  

  • Coached volleyball (4th-8th grades)

  • Favorites: praying the Rosary, country music, boat rides on the lake, dogs, jewelry, vacationing at the beach, reading, watching my kids play sports, taking the dog(s) for a walk, ice cream, and anything chocolate

I believe God has put each of us on this path together for a reason.  One passage from the Bible has stood out to me lately, "For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst." (Matthew 18:20)

I am looking forward to meeting you and getting to know each of you.  My official start date is on Monday, August 1st. I will be in the building from 9am-3pm Monday-Friday until the first day of school.

- Jennifer