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ACDS Welcomes Jennifer Street as Head of Lower School

Jennifer Street, new Head of Lower School at ACDS. (Courtesy photo.)

Alexandria Country Day School  announced the appointment of Jennifer Street as their next Head of Lower School, beginning on July 1, 2017.

An outstanding educator, Mrs. Street has served as the Talented and Gifted Specialist at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School since 2007.  In that capacity, she oversees TAG placement, advocates for the program within the city, serves on school district committees, and leads professional development efforts, while teaching 75 fourth and fifth grade talented and gifted students in language arts and math. 

Jennifer has also been a third-grade classroom teacher working with students at a wide range of levels.  She earned her B.A. from James Madison University, and her M.A. at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.  She was named 2016 Teacher of the Year at MacArthur and the 2016 Talented and Gifted Teacher of the Year for ACPS.

Mrs. Street is excited to join the ACDS community and work closely with its students, parents, and faculty.  “I am thrilled to join ACDS as the new Head of Lower School. The energy and passion for learning is palpable, from both the faculty and the students. The community feels like a family, and I am honored to be a part of that,” said Mrs. Street.

“Jennifer’s experience in talented and gifted education at MacArthur has given her an excellent background in working with a population of both parents and students that is very similar to ours,” said Scott Baytosh, Head of School.  “She has a deep understanding of curriculum and instruction, a warm and caring way with students, and a passionate commitment to helping children discover their gifts and develop their love of learning.  I am confident that she will be a dynamic and effective leader for our nurturing and challenging Lower School.”

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