Mr. Lehman Named 2017 Region 2 Outstanding New Principal!

Four other Jackson MS staff members recognized at FCPS Honors

By Department of Human Resources
Spotlight
September 18, 2017

a photo of chad lehmanCongratulations to Principal Chad Lehman who was recognized at the annual FCPS Honors event as the 2017 Region 2 Outstanding New Principal and one of five finalists for this year's FCPS Outstanding New Principal Award.

Chad will do what it takes to support his school even if it means being taped to the cafeteria wall. That actually happened last year when students were raising money for cancer research and every inch of duct tape meant a dollar. Chad sees activities like this and the time he spends counseling at-risk students as important work for an administrator. “I’ve learned to be purposeful in finding these meaningful moments,” he said. “Otherwise the minutiae of this job will swallow you.” At Luther Jackson, where students come from 72 countries and 50 percent live in poverty, Chad has focused on improving literacy. He launched a school-based Parents as Educational Partners (PEP) chapter to reach out to newcomer families. He’s also pushed for more STEAM, setting up a project with Northrop. “He truly exemplifies a level of commitment that serves as personal model for me,” said a staff member.

Congratulations to all the Luther Jackson Middle School staff members recognized FCPS Honors.

Outstanding Secondary New Teacher School-level Recipient

  • Maggee Albertson (Special Education) 

Outstanding Secondary Teacher School-level Recipient

  • Rosanne Tempesta (English) 

Outstanding School-based Support Employee School and Pyramid-level Recipient

  • Suzanne Gouger ( Student Information Assistant)

Outstanding School-based Leader School-level Recipient

  •  Rohini Tohan (Assistant Principal)

Thank you to Jessica DeVault for all of her hard work with the nomination process by serving as this year's awards liaison.