Assistant Principal's Page

Greetings Fairview Families,

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I begin my career as assistant principal at Fairview Elementary School. My hope is to help carry on the great traditions that go on here while helping shape your child’s education academically, emotionally, and socially.

I believe that every child is unique and as educators it is our job to utilize a variety of instructional techniques to give our students a chance to grow academically and reach their fullest potential. I believe that as a school, we must have a strong collaborative effort between us, parents, students, and the community in order for our students to be successful. When efforts are combined to ensure our students are receiving support at home as well as here at Fairview, I believe that shows our students that we are all working together to give them what they need.

Creating a safe and secure environment for your student to learn every day is a top priority for me. Working closely with other administration and the teachers in making sure district policies are adhered by as well as promoting good character in each of our students is of the utmost importance. Treating other people, the way you would want to be treated is one of my cardinal rules and I hold a firm anti-bullying policy. I consider it one of my duties to help students understand and uphold a high moral character while treating other students, teachers, and all staff with respect.

I come to Waynesboro Area School District with over 16 years of teaching experience. I have taught fourth, fifth, and sixth grades throughout my career with the last eight years being at Gettysburg Middle School as a sixth grade math teacher. I am originally from South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, which hosts the Little League World Series every year. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Elementary Education from Lycoming College in 2002. I went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Education from Wilkes University in 2011 and completed my PA Principal Certificate from Wilkes University, as well in April of 2018. I am an avid fan of most sports and live and die by WVU Mountaineers football, the Los Angeles Chargers and San Diego Padres. I enjoy golfing, lifting weights, and spending time with my family and friends. I reside in Gettysburg with my wife and two children.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your child’s education.

 

Regards,

Mr. Matthew Jenkins, Assistant Principal, Fairview Elementary

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