When I made the transition to being an administrator five years ago, learning to balance the many duties of an administrator was the biggest challenge. Finding time to be in each classroom and be involved in the daily instruction of our students is one of the most important aspects of my job.
Our main focus for this school year is focusing on high-quality initial instruction. We are utilizing research-based instructional strategies to engage our students and get it right the first time.
Our fall festival, Johnson Heritage Night, spring picnic, and other events draw in members from throughout the community. We also have our Elementary Literacy Friends (ELF) program. This program matches community volunteers with students at Johnson. They form a mentoring relationship and work on literacy skills together.
For the next few weeks, to learn about the transition out of the classroom, Charlottesville Tomorrow's Meet Your Educator profiles will feature new administrators.