Thomas Jefferson

The Falls Church School Board received news this week that enrollment for the 2016-17 school year is spiking at all schools with a division wide rate of growth at nearly 6.6% on the first day of school; an additional 167 students over last year.

Falls Church City Public Schools is welcoming more than 40 new teachers, specialists and counselors this year. They are undergoing 1st year Orientation before joining their colleagues who arrive next Monday.

Paul Swanson, an elementary principal in Indiana, has accepted the position as new principal of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. The TJ Selection Committee is hosting a welcome reception for the community on Wednesday, June 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the Thomas Jefferson cafeteria.

TJ teachers Lisa Allan (left) and Mary Kelly (right) nominated TJ Principal Bob Palermo for the Washington Post Principal of the Year Award.

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