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Best of Williamsburg VA 2008 Continued

By Susan Robertson VA Gazette Dec. 2008 —When Andy Jacobs dressed up as Super Principal for Halloween, he had no idea that he’d be voted Best Principal for 2008 in the Gazette’s annual reader survey.

He donned his Superman outfit, complete with a homemade “Super Principal” symbol, and climbed up onto the roof of Matoaka Elementary. Covered by a sheet atop the canopy, he lay hidden until the children began to arrive. As he popped up, teachers shouted, “It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s Super Principal!”

He also wears a tuxedo on the first day of school every year. Those are the sorts of stunts that have earned Jacobs a reputation as WJC’s wackiest and most-endearing principal.

He said adding the title of Best Principal to that is an honor.

“I’m not the type who really likes that type of notoriety, but a principal is only as good as the staff that he works with,” he said, “My being named Best Principal is really a reflection on them.”

He has spent most of his 22 years in education teaching in the WJC. division. He got his start at Rawls Byrd Elementary and ended up spending 10 years there.

After that he left the division briefly to work as an assistant principal at Magruder Elementary in York for two years. From there he returned to WJC to take over Mathew Whaley Elementary.

Nearly 16 months ago, when Matoaka Elementary opened, he was offered the chance to lead the new school. He quickly become well loved by parents and teachers alike. Sister Mary Jeanne Osterle, head of Walsingham Academy, received second for best principal. Kim Hammond, who’s serving her first year as principal of Bruton High, placed third.

Carpet cleaner
1. Conscientious Carpet Care
2. Carpet Pro
3. All Pro Cleaning/Restore
Antique store
1. Dovetail Antiques
2. Antique Mall
3. Charlie’s Antiques
Best brunch
1. Kingsmill’s Bray Bistro
2. Opus 9
3. Center Street Grill
Music store
1. Plan 9
2. Amory
3. Barnes & Noble
Event planner
1. Jason at Opus 9
2. Red Carpet Events
3. Wmsbg Event Rentals
Pet boarding facility
1. Godspeed Animal Care
2. St. Francis Pet Resort
3. Pet Resort/Greensprings
Steak house
1. Opus 9
2. Outback Steakhouse
3. Aberdeen Barn
Pest control
1. James Pest Control
2. Mark’s Pest Control
3. National Exterminating
Art gallery/store
1. Prince George Art/Frame
2. This Century Art
3. Antique MallDry cleaners
1. Swan Cleaners
2. Nams Cleaners
3. Master Cleaners
Tanning salon
1. Absolute Tan (Longhill)
2. Body & Sol
3. Toucan Tan (tie)
3. Tropical Tan (tie)
Financial institution
2. Chesapeake Bank
3. Citizen & Farmers
Asian restaurant
1. Peking
2. Soya
3. Thai Pot (tie)
3. Chez Trinh (tie)
Best kept secret
1. Velvet Shoestring
2. The Whaling Company
3. Buon Amici
Wine store
1. The Wine Sellar
2. Wine & Cheese Shop
3. Williamsburg Winery
Auto service
1. Harry’s Mobile Repair
2. Williamsburg Ford
3. Casey Toyota
Local artist
1. Bruce Hornsby
2. Nancy Thomas
3. Richard DePaul
Maid service
1. Molly Maid
2. Merry Maids
3. The Maids
1. Second Street
2. It’s a Secret Cafe
3. By George Catering
Retirement community
1. Williamsburg Landing
2. Colonial Heritage
3. Chambrel at Williamsburg