Thursday, August 15, 2013

Spring Branch ISD names new Memorial Drive Elementary principal

Jennifer Jordan has been named as the new principal at Memorial Drive Elementary School. She has 24 years in Texas education, all in Spring Branch ISD.

A Colorado native, she fell in love with Houston while attending Rice University, where she decided to follow in her mother’s footsteps and be an educator. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree, Jennifer spent a year in Arkansas teaching and coaching cheerleaders, then returned to Houston and began a 24-year career in SBISD.

She has taught English and social studies at Northbrook and Memorial high schools, worked as a school improvement specialist at Memorial High, and served as an assistant principal at Memorial and as the associate principal at Stratford high schools.

In addition to her bachelor’s degree from Rice University, Jennifer holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Houston. She is a graduate of the Rice Educational Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) for educators, which is located on the Rice University campus.

“I love working with students of all ages, but returning to elementary school is really exciting because these years are crucial for setting students on a solid educational path. I want them to believe in their ability and savor learning and challenging themselves so that they will be empowered throughout their careers as students,” she says.

“My additional hope is they will find at least one subject or activity they love so they will enjoy being at school year after year. I am 100 percent committed to the success of each individual student and teacher, and to the continued success of Memorial Drive Elementary.”

Memorial Drive Elementary leadership, faculty and staff are committed to working together to assure that every student is well equipped with the academic and life skills to meet the district goal known as Spring Branch T-2-4.

This goal calls for all of our students to successfully complete some form of higher education after graduation – a technical certification, two-year degree, or four-year degree. When she’s not at school, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs and cats.

Her daughter is a music education major and sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin. Jennifer loves reading, the Houston Opera and Houston Texans.

On Sundays, you can find Jennifer at Reliant Stadium in person or watching the game on TV at home. At Memorial Drive Elementary, Jennifer Jordan replaces Anick Watson, who has retired.

1 comment :

  1. Can't wait to meet our new principal!!!!! WELCOME TO MDE!


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