PROMOTING from within, Jefferson school leaders named Annette Beckwith as Jefferson Elementary School principal Thursday.
Beckwith is currently Jefferson Middle School’s assistant principal.
Superintendent John Jackson made the recommendation Thursday based on meetings conducted by an interview committee. The Jefferson Board of Education (BOE) approved Beckwith unanimously.
“She has a lot of experience,” Jackson said. “We’ve gotten to know Annette very well over the years. She does a very good job in anything you ask her to do, and we don’t have any doubt that she’ll do a very good job at this position.”
Beckwith started with the school system as a high school counselor. She also worked as a middle school counselor before rising to the assistant principal’s position.
Well we will see
05/19/11 at 07:53 AM
I have children throughout 3 of the 4 Jefferson City schools. I think if she should hold ANY position in the school system it should be at the Elementary school. She is NOT capable of handling anything "older" than that. She thinks everything is a fairy tale. Everything should be all Rainbows & Sunshine... Okay really? We aren't in the 60's anymore!
Wow... I could not possibly disagree any more. I have had one go through JMS and have one currently in JMS. Mrs. Beckwith is as professional and capable as anyone I have ever met in any school administration. She will be missed at JMS to be sure. Jefferson is very fortunate to have her in the school system, and she will be a great principal at JMS. Congratulations, Mrs. Beckwith!
Mrs. Beckwith will be missed at JMS and she will do a great job as principal at JES. I have a rising 8th grader who was impacted very positively by her presence at JMS. I am sad that she won't be there next year when my youngest moves in the middle school. Good luck Mrs. Beckwith! I will miss you!
I congratulate Mrs. Beckwith on her well deserved new position as principal at JES. My daughter attended JMS and I always found Mrs. Beckwith to be attentive, supportive, and caring. JES could not ask for a better principal!