New Supervisor of Continuous Improvement

Northwood Principal Takes Central Office Position
Posted on 08/07/2023

Dear Royal Oak Schools Community,


I am very excited to share that Mrs. Jennifer Knipper, current Principal of Northwood Elementary, has been selected as the new Supervisor of Continuous Improvement for Royal Oak Schools. This new position has been added in our district to support the growing needs in curriculum, professional learning, grant programs, social/emotional support, and student learning.   

Mrs. Knipper has been the Principal of Northwood since 2019 and will remain in place until a new leader is selected. She brings a wide range of experiences and knowledge from her time in Royal Oak and her tenure as an elementary school principal in Waterford Schools. Mrs. Knipper holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, a Master’s of Public & Educational Administration, and a Central Office Administration Endorsement. 

I am very excited to have Mrs. Knipper join the central office and remain an essential Royal Oak Schools leadership team member. Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Knipper on her new appointment. She will remain in place at Northwood until a new leader is selected for the position. 



Mary Beth Fitzpatrick

Superintendent Royal Oak Schools


Dr. Youanes and Jennifer Knipper

Dr. Youanes congratulates Jennifer Knipper at the August Finance and Facilities meeting. (8/3/23)