by Rachel Jones
On April 15, the Stuart pyramid community was shocked to find that JEB Stuart Principal of just under three years, Prosperanta Calhoun, had stepped down in order to take a new position in Fairfax County’s Administration. Calhoun was replaced, effective immediately, with former Glasgow Principal Penny Gros.
Along with Ms. Gros, Stuart won over another former Glasgow administrator, Lindsay Wilson. Wilson began teaching 8th grade in Houston, Texas before moving to Northern Virginia to teach at Glasgow Middle School. She started by teaching advanced math to 7th and 8th graders, however she began her run as an administrator during the 2013-2014 school year. “Leadership is something that I have always pursued, whether it was the drum captain in high school, or a student leader in college,” Wilson said. “So leading the schools I’m working in was a next step that made sense.”
This year and beyond, Wilson hopes to continue making a difference as an administrator at Stuart. “There are a lot of great things going on at Stuart. Safety is always a number one priority for a school administrator, so that is one thing I will work with the other administrators to focus on. Also, clear communication of expectations between students, faculty, and staff,” Wilson said. The JEB Stuart community welcomes Ms. Wilson and we can’t wait to see the impact she has on our school.