Jennifer Nauman

Assistant Superintendent
Cape Henlopen School District
DE

Mrs. Jennifer E. Nauman (Jenny) is the Assistant Superintendent of the Cape Henlopen School District where her focus is on ensuring ALL students are successful by focusing on equity, inclusion, and high-quality curriculum.

Jenny was a second and third grade teacher, as well as a reading specialist, prior to coming to the Cape Henlopen School District in 2008. Her career at “Cape” began as an Assistant Principal at Rehoboth Elementary School. For eight years she was Principal of the 2013 National Blue Ribbon Award-winning school, Richard A. Shields Elementary, in Lewes. In 2016, she was named National Distinguished Principal for Delaware.  

A recipient of the Terrell Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership, Jenny is active in the Delware Academy of School Principals (DASP) and the Delaware Association of School Administrators (DASA) where she is currently President-Elect, advocating for all students, teachers, and principals across the state.  

A University of Delaware Magna Cum Laude graduate, with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education, Jenny earned her Master’s Degree from Wilmington University in Administration and has her National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certificate. She is currently working on her Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership.  

Jenny enjoys volunteering at her church and for the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation. Working collaboratively with community groups is another of her passions—particularly her work on behalf of the Minority Community Liaison Committee. 

Jenny is on Twitter at @JennyNaumanCape.

You can learn more about Jenny’s experiences with high-quality instructional materials in this article published in Principal Magazine entitled The Elementary Principal’s Guide to Choosing & Evaluating a Literacy Program.