Principal's Message

Dear Jefferson Middle School Academy Students and Families,

Principal SamuelsIt is with great honor and excitement that I introduce myself, Andre Samuels, as the new Principal at Jefferson Middle School Academy. My passion for education and supporting the success of all students has been shaped over the past 16 years as a middle school special education teacher, assistant principal, principal, and leadership coach in Washington, DC. In each of my roles, I have sought to ensure the success of each student and the school, by providing the best instructional opportunities and supports possible for students. Similarly, it is my number one priority at Jefferson Middle School Academy to ensure that every student receives the most well-rounded education possible.

I believe that great schools are the collective responsibility of students, families, community members, and educators working to implement a shared vision with a relentless focus on achievement. A well-rounded education means outstanding instruction from top-notch educators, as well as extracurricular opportunities and supports that enable students to develop character, cultivate passions, and explore the world outside of the classroom.

A common theme that I continue to hear is that Jefferson has amazing parent and community support and involvement. I have learned that Jefferson is a place where strong connections are made between home and school that is also a place where all staff members are committed to helping students succeed every day! I value both characteristics and am excited to work alongside each educator to continue moving along the path of excellence.

I am thankful and honored to grow with the families, students, and educators Jefferson Middle School Academy. I look forward to a great year ahead of us! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, and ideas that you would like to discuss.

Have a great rest of the summer!


Andre Sameuls
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