In a new school year comes new opportunities, new students and new teachers. For Lincoln Elementary, the change is in administration. Jennifer Magner excitedly awaits the adventures to come, working at an elementary school.
"For me this isn't a job, it is my calling and my only expectation is to gain new experiences and form new relationships. My hope is that I can give encouragement and hope to teachers because they do the most difficult job every day, and help kids know how important education is to their future."
Magner used to be assistant principal at Delta Middle for the past two years, and taught middle school science for 12 years prior to that. "I had been in a middle school setting for many years and I wanted a change of pace," she replied when asked about wanting to work in elementary. "I absolutely adore elementary-age kids and my own children are young so I really wanted to be around this age group. It is a new adventure that I am loving!"
Her main goal this year is to get to know all of her students by name and find out how children at the elementary age learn best so she can help improve their education. Becoming principal of Lincoln would be the first elementary job she has taken, but she has a bright outlook for the rest of the year. When asked about making changes in the school, she replied, "There aren't any huge changes we want to make this year. We want to continue the tremendous growth our students have shown in reading as well as incorporate our new district math curriculum." She is proud of the students and teachers in the school and hopes to only improve the learning of her students. Jennifer Magner is very excited to oversee Lincoln Elementary this year, and many years to come.
Lincoln also has a new assistant principal, Joe Mock, who transferred from a teaching position at Delta High School.