Please help me congratulate two of our academic leaders and administrators on their promotions as principals of their respective divisions. I have been honored to work with these two individuals who have been lifelong educators and exemplify what it means to lead students and teachers to the very best educational experience.
Mike Johnson and Jennifer Jagdmann have spent their careers becoming master educators. Corbett Prep's Associate Head for the past three years, Mr. Johnson will now serve as Associate Head of School and Elementary Principal (PreK3 through 5th grade). Ms. Jagdmann, the Middle School Division Leader, takes on the role of Middle School Principal (6th through 8th grade).
As principals, both Mr. Johnson and Ms. Jagdmann will provide day-to-day academic and student life leadership and partner in the responsibility for Corbett Prep's curriculum as a whole to embolden and continue to evolve the carefully curated Corbett Prep student experience. This new structure of the head of school, academic principals, and division leaders will enhance communication, consistency, and focus on driving Corbett Prep into the future.
Mr. Johnson's 15-year career in education began in Chicago as an elementary STEM coordinator. He initiated his Olympic mentality of the best getting better by pursuing two master's degrees, one in elementary education and one in educational leadership. He joined Corbett Prep as the Director of Instructional Technology and was promoted to Associate Head of School in 2018. Mr. Johnson is a passionate and innovative educator, always seeking to create teachable moments for students and teachers. As he pursues his Ph.D. in Quality Management and Leadership, Mr. Johnson's research is focused on creating the very best educational environment for all students and teachers.
Ms. Jagdmann exemplifies Corbett Prep. She began her 17-year classroom career as an outstanding language and literature Teacher at Corbett Prep in 2004. Her inherent ability to connect with middle schoolers and inspire classroom connections during her years in the seventh-grade classroom created an excellent reputation in the Corbett community. Through the school's support and her own desire to further her knowledge in curriculum and instruction, she became an International Baccalaureate trainer for the Americas and an international trainer in Concept-Based Curriculum and Education. This more profound understanding of the IB philosophy and concept-based education, along with her deep connection to the Corbett Prep culture, allowed her the opportunity to coach other Corbett educators and become an instructional leader. She became the IB-MYP Coordinator in 2015 and the Middle School Division Leader in 2018. Her B.S is in secondary English education, and she completed her M.S. in educational leadership this summer. She is honored to work with an incredible team of educators who strive each day to make Corbett Prep the best school in Tampa Bay!
"As mission-driven leaders, we are excited to continue to live Corbett Prep's philosophy 'to foster each child's capacity for learning, to help him/her grow morally, spiritually, and emotionally as well as physically and intellectually.' We want to thank both Mr. Rodriguez and the Board of Trustees for this incredible opportunity. To our parent community, we look forward to working closely with you to support your children. To our students, we are counting down the days to see you again. Finally, to our amazing teachers and staff, we eagerly await the opportunity to support you as the very best educators in Tampa. See you all in August!"
Mike Johnson & Jenn Jagdmann
Corbett Prep is proud to maintain our relationships with a continued focus on being One Community. Our administrative team looks forward to welcoming our returning and new students this coming August and prioritizing time to build the relationships that make our community so special.
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Corbett Preparatory School of IDS