You are always welcome at JSE!

Mrs. Leigh Barnes

Mrs. Leigh Barnes

Principal's Message

John Simatovich Elementary School is a great place to learn and grow. It is my honor to work with the students, staff, and community of JSE where everyone comes together to achieve our mission, "Every Student . . . Every Day!" We believe that high expectations combined with hard work will allow our students to achieve to their highest ability. We value parent participation and know that only with parental support and cooperation can we be successful in our endeavors.

As the Principal of John Simatovich, I promise to make your child the center of every decision. I truly believe that it takes a "village" to raise a child. Together, we can ensure the children of JSE will achieve their very best, realize their unique potential, and embrace learning as a lifelong process. Ultimately, our goal is that our children will become active, responsible citizens.

JSE students will grow from our commitment to building character and excellent academic achievement. We are committed to challenging and supporting student individual needs.

I invite and encourage you to continue to be part of the education experience of the students at JSE. Our school has a history and a future of excellence, through collaboration among expert teachers, quality support professionals, and committed parents.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions throughout the school year. I look forward to spending time with you this year at JSE and seeing you in the community. Thank you for partnering with us to build a solid educational foundation for our children's future.


Leigh Ann Barnes