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Aqueelha James

Aqueelha James

Roosevelt High School and MacFarland Middle School

Aqueelha James is the new principal at Roosevelt High School and the newly opened MacFarland Middle School for School Year 2016-2017. Since January 2016, James has served as Roosevelt High School’s planning principal where she is helping prepare the school to launch three new programs, including a global studies program, a 9th grade dual-language program, and an International Academy. James comes to the Roosevelt community from John Burroughs Elementary School in Ward 5 where she was the principal for three years. Prior to her role there, she served as an assistant principal at Anacostia High School and a biotechnology teacher at McKinley Tech High School. James received her bachelor’s degree in natural sciences and biology from Bowie State University and a master’s of science in education from Trinity Washington University.