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July 3, 2014 Published in Other News, Schools

Jill Lee Named Principal Of John Adams Elementary School

 

Jill Lee, new John Adams Elementary School principal (courtesy photo)

Jill Lee, new John Adams Elementary School principal (courtesy photo)

Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Superintendent Alvin L. Crawley is pleased to announce Jill Lee as the new principal at John Adams Elementary School.

Lee joins ACPS from Southern California, where she has served as principal at Triple Crown Elementary School in Perris since 2011. She replaces Lakisha Covert, who departed ACPS in June.

“We are very excited to have Jill take charge at John Adams,” Dr. Crawley said. “She has a wealth of experience creating achievement-rich environments as an educator and administrator. Jill also has experience working with diverse student populations that mirror our school division and community.”

Lee said she feels John Adams is the right place for her because of its diverse student population and similar programs to those offered at her former school.

“I think John Adams is the perfect fit from a program standpoint,” Lee said. “It has the division’s autism program, which is something we had at my school in Perris, and there’s the dual language program, which I’m really excited about. I worked a lot with English Language Learners (ELL) in California.

Prior to serving as principal at Triple Crown, Lee worked as an assistant principal at Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley, California. She also worked as the district coordinator of ELL Arts and as a middle school literacy coordinator for the Val Verde (California) Unified School District. Prior to these roles, Lee worked as a middle school language arts teacher.

Lee earned a bachelor’s degree in English from San Diego State University in 1991. She earned a master’s in Education from San Diego State University in 2001.

A native of Tennessee, Lee said she had been looking to move to the Washington, D.C., region for several years to be closer to family and friends.

“I’ve visited several times and fell in love with Alexandria,” Lee said. “I had been looking in the area for a long time, but the timing was right this time. … I’m very excited to be here. I’ve seen an anti-bullying video with the John Adams students online and I’m already so proud of them. I’m excited to meet with staff and start working with the community.”

A Meet and Greet event for parents will be scheduled and announced.

 

 

 

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