The board of education last week approved the hiring of Jodi Elkins as the new principal of Elizabeth Middle School.
Elkins is a longtime educator at the middle school level, with more than 20 years of experience. Early in her career, she was a teacher and counselor at Elizabeth Middle. She moved on to work for the school districts in Douglas County and Littleton in counseling and administrative roles. Most recently, she served for seven years as the assistant principal for Euclid Middle School in Littleton.
“Jodi's background and experience is ideal for this position,” Superintendent Douglas Bissonette said in a statement emailed to parents.
Elkins — who took part in a fifth-grade student orientation last week — was the pick from among 46 applicants who sought the position since it was publically posted in late January. She takes over for interim principal Terry Miller.
She has a master's degree in counseling education from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing from the University of Northern Colorado. She completed her teaching certification in business and marketing at Metro State.
Elkins was named the state's School Counselor of the Year in 2001 by the Colorado School Counselor Association.