Meet the Principal
Interview With Jefferson Principal Kim Adams (Fall 2015)
Q. Can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself?
A. In high school, I was an All-Star for the state of Massachusetts in ice hockey. More recently, I was a member of the Bacon of the Month Club and received one pound of bacon every month.
Q. Have you noticed anything unique about Jefferson?
A. I don’t know Jefferson very well yet, but I am impressed that Jefferson has maintained their Arts Programs through all of the budget cuts in the District over the years. I believe the Arts play an important role in educating the whole child.
Q. Is there something that you are proud of accomplishing at your previous school(s)?
A. Last year I started the year as the Instructional Reform Facilitator (IRF) at Dr. William L. Cobb Elementary School. In my time as the IRF, I was able to focus on raising student learning expectations. I played a major role in the implementation of the Common Core Standards and the Comprehensive Approach to Literacy.
When I was a teacher at Sunset Elementary, I was very proud of the work I did to have students with special needs mainstreamed into our classroom. I was an advocate of mainstreaming and worked to make Sunset a very inclusive school.
Q. What are you looking forward to at Jefferson Elementary?
A. I am looking forward to learning more about the strengths of the school and community members and growing from there to make a great school even better.
Q. Do you have any hobbies?
A. I only have one hobby right now, which is working on finishing my Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Organization and Leadership at USF.
Q. Do you have a special message for Jefferson students?
A. Work hard and believe in yourself. Anything is possible if you keep dreaming. Set goals for yourself and look with your heart.
Q. Do you have a special message for the Jefferson community?
A. We are here to support parents and make sure your children get everything they need. I look forward to working together and learning more about what parents want.