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Jefferson Middle School Principal's Message

Hello Jefferson Middle School Families!

It is my sincere pleasure to introduce myself as the principal of Jefferson Middle School. I am honored to be working in a place with an outstanding reputation for academic excellence and for maintaining such a warm and caring environment for students.

I am not new to Mt. Lebanon or to Jefferson Middle School. I am a proud graduate of the district, and for the past five years, I have served as an administrator in the District. During this tenure, I have had ample opportunity to work closely with the administration and staff at Jefferson to maintain our high standards of educational excellence. I fully recognize the wonderful place Jefferson Middle School truly is. We have the greatest staff around!

Prior to returning to Mt. Lebanon, I served for two years as the Director of Curriculum for the Aliquippa School District and six years as the junior high principal for the Hopewell Area School District. My teaching experience includes 10 years of teaching English and Theater Arts, eight of those years in Maryland. On a more personal note, I am a father of four children, one of whom is in middle school, so I fully appreciate life’s challenges at this age. I expect he will provide unique insight into my work.

I am fortunate to be working with Mr. Zeiders as the assistant principal. He is an impressive administrator with a sincere passion for meeting individual student success.  I value our strong partnership leading Jefferson to new heights.

In closing, I hope you will join me in seizing the opportunities and challenges ahead.  I am counting on your support and confidence as we seek to provide the best possible education for each and every student. My e-mail address is jwalsh@mtlsd.net if you need to get a hold of me.

Together, we will ensure that Jefferson Middle School is a wonderful place to come every day. 

James M. Walsh, Ed.D.

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