Mrs. Lillie G. Jessie has devoted 35 years of service to the Prince William County Schools (PWCS) education community. During her tenure at PWCS, she taught at Muriel Humphrey (Developmental) School for Children; and Bel Air and Neabsco Elementary Schools. She served as Assistant Principal at Potomac View and Bennett Elementary. She was Supervisor of the Title I on Improving Academic Achievement for 10 years. She retired as principal of Elizabeth Vaughan Elementary, and is now a national education consultant and CEO/President of High Expectations Learning Institute. Mrs. Jessie shared her passion for learning during her 20-year tenure at Vaughan. The school, under her leadership, became a National Model Professional Learning Community (PLC) School. Educators throughout the United States visited the school to see this program in action. Vaughan’s accomplishments as a high performing school are recorded in five books published by Solution-Tree Publishing, with two of the anthologies authored by Mrs. Jessie (The Collaborative Administrator and The Collaborative Teacher). Based on Vaughn’s experience as a PLC, Prince William school division adopted becoming a PLC as one of its strategic goals. Mrs. Jessie shared her expertise in the PLC program by training the entire district administrative/supervisory staff and the PWCS School Board. Her work has been acclaimed on local and national levels. She is a student of education research; therefore, an advocate of using strategies in classrooms that have been found to work by the scientific and teacher communities. Her work has been instrumental in helping to establish Prince William County Schools as one of the highest acclaimed districts in Northern Virginia. Mrs. Jessie is a graduate of South Carolina State and Northwestern Universities, and obtained her supervision and administrative endorsements from the University of Virginia. She and her husband of 45 years, Richard (aka “Jessie”), have been residents of Woodbridge since 1970. Daughters Jessica and Jennifer are graduates of Prince William County Public Schools.

Lillie G. Jessie

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