Sunday, July 24, 2016

Langley Elementary School along with the PTA are pleased to welcome its new principal, Vanessa Drumm

See this 07-24-2016 message:

Langley Elementary School along with the PTA are pleased to welcome its new principal, Vanessa Drumm!

Vanessa Drumm grew up in northern New Jersey in a close-knit Italian family. She graduated from Duke University with a major in history in 2004 and minor in English. During senior year of college, she took an education class and volunteered at a local community center where she fell in love with teaching and found her calling. She went on to complete her Masters degree in Elementary Education at George Washington University and then taught for six years in nearby Fairfax County, Virginia and in San Diego, California. In Fairfax County, she focused her professional development on balanced literacy instruction and math workshop; she took coursework in small group literacy instruction and reading assessments.

In 2011, she came to DC Public Schools as the instructional coach at Watkins Elementary School and worked closely with teachers to plan units of study and coach them on best practices in the classroom. In addition, she worked on the math curriculum design team here in DCPS and the Chancellor’s Reading cabinet to help make informed decisions about literacy instruction in DCPS. In 2013, Ms. Drumm moved into the Assistant Principal role at Watkins and led the Literacy and Special Education departments for 3 years, specifically focusing on supporting struggling readers. Ms. Drumm lives in Northeast Washington, DC and in her free time she loves to travel, cook and spend time with her husband and rescue puppy.

Located at 101 T St. NE, Langley is the neighborhood elementary school for Bloomingdale, Eckington, Stronghold, and part of Edgewood. Langley offers a fun and innovative STEM curriculum for 300 students in grades PK3-5.

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