Dear Staff, Students and Parents of Guilford eLearning Academy (K-5),
I am honored and very excited to be the first principal of Guilford eLearning Academy (K-5). In this capacity, I look forward to working with you to ensure that the eLearning process empowers students to connect and interact with their peers and teachers online. I am strongly committed to working with our students, families and staff to intentionally transform online education to ensure that our students are prepared for their future in the 21st Century.
My experiences prior to coming to the Guilford eLearning Academy (K-5) consists of being in education for going on 29 years. I served as a 5th grade teacher for 12 years, worked at the central office level for Guilford and Chatham County Schools, became an assistant principal and then a principal for the past 9 years at Simkins Elementary (6 yrs.) and Pleasant Garden Elementary (3 yrs.). I am a life-long resident of Guilford County and am a product of Guilford County Schools. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree from Appalachian State University and a Masters in School Administration from UNC-Greensboro.
The vision that we have for Guilford eLearning Academy (K-5) is to intentionally transform online education and life outcomes for all eLearners. Our highly qualified staff are passionate about teaching and learning and making a difference in all of their students’ lives. I want to empower our students and staff to positively impact the world with your gifts and talents. We want our students to know that they are the reason and motivation for everything that we do! As a school, we will work diligently with our families and community partners to create leaders who will impact the world. This will be done through a laser-focus on innovation, flexibility, rigorous instruction, and a personalized learning experience.
I anticipate a very successful year as we support the academic, social and emotional growth of every student here at Guilford eLearning Academy (K-5). I’m a firm believer that students don’t care what you know until they know you care; therefore, we pride ourselves as being a virtual school that is restorative and reflective. As the principal of our school family, I am here to help you in any way possible. I believe every student in our eLearning environment can and will achieve greatness with all of us working towards the same goal (our students’ success with mastering the curriculum).
As we embark on our eLearning journey together, please know that I welcome your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions to make our school everything that we want it to be and more for our students. It is important that we build positive relationships through respect, integrity, and dedication. It is important to model these behaviors and along with a growth mindset at all times, so that our students see that we are life-long learners who through hard-work and risk- taking want to continue mastering our craft.
Lisa C. Jordan
Principal of Guilford eLearning Academy (K-5)