Meet the Administrator


Due to the STAY AT HOME ORDER issued by the Governor, our hours have changed to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.     

I will be posting videos on my YouTube page.  Please take the time to visit to learn more about any updates we may have while we are learning from home.  

Dear Morningside Families and Community Members,

Thank you for taking the time to visit our webpage and to learn more about our fantastic school.   My name is Jason Rooney and I have had the honor of leading this school since July of 2018. As the principal, I encourage all families to be engaged in their child's education and develop a partnership as we work together on this journey.  Your interest and positive involvement with your child's school is where it all begins.  Prior to this, I served as the Assistant Principal of Woodrow Wilson Middle School. This is my 15th year in education. I have worked with students from age 3-adult teaching all subjects and all types of learners.

My wife, Kelly, also works for Roanoke City Public Schools and currently serves as the Assistant Principal at Highland Park Elementary.  We have two boys (Jackson and Liam) who are students at James Madison Middle.  We love to be active and enjoy riding our bikes and running, swimming and playing all types of sports.   We moved to Roanoke in the summer of 2016 from Harrisonburg.  My wife and I are both graduates of James Madison University-GO DUKES!!!!!    

Jason Rooney