|The lower campus of Bailey's Elementary.|
Parents are invited to a meeting on the principal selection process March 7, 7 p.m., at Bailey’s Lower.
Marie Lemmon will continue as principal of Bailey’s Upper Elementary School, which serves grades 3-5. Lemmon has been principal of both campuses since Bailey’s Upper opened in September 2014 at 6245 Leesburg Pike. The old school is about 1.4 miles away, at 6111 Knollwood Drive.
FCPS plans to have the new principal in place on July 1, states Fabio Zuluaga, assistant superintendent, Region 2, in a Feb. 29 email to parents
Zuluaga encourages Bailey’s parents to submit input to FCPS, preferably via email, on “the skills, experience, and leadership characteristics needed for Bailey’s Lower Elementary School,” along with “any challenges or issues that a principal will need to address.” Feedback should be submitted by March 14 to Michael Parker, FCPS Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to the email, “principal professional skills include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations, professionalism, and student academic progress.”