Superintendent Appoints New Principal of John Adams Elementary School

Superintendent Alvin L. Crawley has appointed Ginja Canton as the new principal of John Adams Elementary School.

Canton, who is currently a Title I School Improvement Coordinator at ACPS Central Office and has previously worked as an assistant principal at a dual language school, will lead the dual language and traditional elementary programs at John Adams beginning in July.

We are excited to see Ms. Canton take on this new role. She is an experienced Title I professional who is a proven expert in creating data-driven plans to support school achievement. We are confident she will be an excellent fit for John Adams. Yet again we were able to hire home-grown talent for a leadership position, which demonstrates our deep commitment to the growth and development of our staff,” said Superintendent Crawley.

Prior to joining Central Office, Canton was an assistant principal at Mount Vernon Community School while it was transitioning to a full dual language program. She was known for her presence in the classroom where she collaborated on a daily basis with teachers, coaches and other staff to increase student engagement and achievement. She also designed, implemented and monitored intervention processes for students with various needs by introducing new data tracking practices during her time at the school.

My vision is to promote a culture of high expectations and data-driven decision-making through instructional coaching and meaningful community engagement at John Adams. As an administrator I know the importance of being a fixture in the classrooms and throughout the building, getting to know students, their interests and their learning styles. I look forward to working together to foster a school environment where children feel safe, are eager to learn and are actively participating in their own learning,” said Canton.

Canton began her teaching career in South Florida. She taught English Language in a public dual language program, which featured an English-Spanish two-way immersion approach to instruction. Canton was a School Improvement Coach and Coordinator for ACPS for four years and has a Master of Education Leadership from George Mason University.

She starts her new role on July 1.

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