My name is Ms. Jennifer Zecher and I feel privileged to be beginning my sixth year as Assistant Principal at Countryside Elementary School. This is will be my 19th year in education and my 17th year in Loudoun County Public Schools. Before being assistant principal at Countryside, I spent two years as the Administrative Intern at Ball’s Bluff Elementary School and Steuart W. Weller Elementary School. For ten years, I was a high school social science teacher and Varsity Boys Tennis Coach at Park View High School.
I am originally from New York and earned a B.A. in History from Binghamton University. While studying at Binghamton, I worked in an ELL first grade class and played tennis on the women’s team. I have received two masters’ degrees: one in Secondary Education from the College of William and Mary and another from George Mason University in Educational Leadership (Administration and Supervision) In my spare time, I play saxophone for the Loudoun Symphonic Winds as well as for the students and staff at Countryside. I also love visiting historical places and have participated in two National Endowment for Humanities Landmarks of American History programs for educators. One was in Seattle to study and write lessons about the Asian American experience and the other was in Alabama to explore the key sites of the American Civil Rights movement and learn directly from the foot soldiers of the civil rights movement.
I am very excited for another terrific year at Countryside! I believe that communication is the key to a great parent-school relationship. I look forward to continuing to build positive relationships with the student, parents, and community of Countryside. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. You can send me a note or email me at Jennifer.Zecher@lcps.org or call me at (571-434-3250).