Dear Thomas Jefferson High School Community,
It is with mixed emotions that I write this letter announcing that I will be leaving the principal position at Thomas Jefferson High School. Although this is a difficult decision for me to make, I confidently leave our school knowing that the work we have done and the growth we have realized together will continue for years to come. With TJ trending in the right direction, this is the right time for me to pursue new opportunities and challenges within Denver Public Schools. I will be fully available for the rest of this year and into next year to train and support the new leader at TJ. I am honored to have earned your trust and been afforded the opportunity to serve the students and families of Southeast Denver and the Thomas Jefferson community.
When we began our journey together, we set a clear vision and lofty goals designed to impact culture, academics and the community at large. We set out to collaboratively and purposefully prepare all students for post-secondary options, while ensuring each student is college and career ready when they graduate from TJ. As I reflect over the last three years, we have not only accomplished our main goals, we have exceeded them! In just three years, we have:
Over the next few weeks, the district will begin the process of asking the community for input on the desired characteristics for the next leader for TJ and forming a principal selection advisory committee. Instructional Superintendents Scott Mendelsberg firstname.lastname@example.org and Sean Precious email@example.com will be developing a timeline for the full community engagement and selection process and will send that out to you as soon as possible.
Thank you for all we were able to accomplish together. I am forever grateful to the Denver Board of Education and the entire TJ family who made my tenure here such a pleasure.
Thomas Jefferson High School