New Principal Profile Q&A: Jenny Douglas, Vaughan Elementary School

Question: Why are you excited about joining the Vaughan school community?
Answer: “Vaughan Elementary has a well-deserved, outstanding reputation in the community for academic achievement. They are a Cobb STEM Certified School and are well on their way to achieving AdvancED STEM Certification. I am excited to be a part of their STEM journey! My number one goal this first year is to build relationships with every child and demonstrate to Vaughan that I genuinely care about all children.”

Question: What does student success look like for you?
Answer: “Serving as part of an elementary school team is an amazing opportunity to collaborate with students, staff, and families in creating engaging academic experiences while addressing the social and emotional needs of our learners. We know students are experiencing success when they love coming to school, feel safe and cared for, and are meeting their academic potential.”

Question: What do you like most about being an educator/principal?
Answer: “I value innovation and creativity as a means to engage students in learning and bring joy and passion to the work of teachers. I believe we can model for our students that risk-taking and exploration of new ideas can be rewarding. We can teach our students to never be afraid to experience failure. Failure is simply an opportunity to learn and grow. I enjoy the opportunity to prepare our students for these lessons that will serve them well throughout their lives.”

Question: Outside school, where might students, parents or staff members find you?
Answer: “I enjoy kayaking on Lake Allatoona, walking trails at Kennesaw Mountain, and shopping at antique stores.”