On Monday, April 8, 2019, Katreena Shelby started as the Jefferson community Interim Principal for the remainder of the school year. Please join us in welcoming her to the Trojan family!

Katreena Shelby has been serving as an assistant principal for 10th grade at Columbia Heights Education Campus since 2018. During School Year 2017-2018, she served as Interim Principal of Ballou High School where she had been the assistant principal of English language arts for four years. With over 10 years of teaching and school administrative experience, Ms. Shelby is committed to providing joyful and rigorous educational experiences for the students of DC Public Schools.

Mr. Dohmann will provide additional support as an Interim Assistant Principal through the end of the school year. This position will require some slight modifications to his teaching schedule, and Jefferson staff will notify affected families in the next week.

We are confident the new Jefferson leadership team will make sure that Jefferson stays a loving and challenging space conducive to the learning and success of all students.

As these appointments are interim, we will soon begin the principal selection process at Jefferson. Please be on the lookout for the date and time of the principal panel community meeting. This meeting allows us to gauge your hopes and needs as a school community, and ensure we choose the best possible candidates to interview for principal. We need you there!

Thank you for your patience and continued support.

Now Enrolling Students for the Upcoming School Year 2019-2020 !!!!


Principal Selection at Jefferson

Welcome to Jefferson!

At Jefferson, we nurture the academic, social, and emotional needs of every child through rigorous, interdisciplinary, developmentally appropriate curriculum, and positive, collaborative relationships with all members of our JA family. 

Each day at Jefferson, we strive to reach our Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAGs):
  • We will be the highest achieving middle school in D.C. for all students.
  • All members of the JA community will love school.

Modernization Updates

Important Note: Jefferson Learning Villas (classes) are temporarily located behind the main building. Students and parents should report to the Main Office, also behind the main building) for any questions or call (202) 729-3270.

For a full timeline and more information, visit DCPS School Modernizations page.

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