Ginja Canton has been named as the new principal of John Adams Elementary School.
Canton, who is currently a Title I School Improvement Coordinator at ACPS Central Office and has previously worked as an assistant principal at a dual language school, will lead the dual language and traditional elementary programs at John Adams.
Prior to joining Central Office, Canton was an assistant principal at Mount Vernon Community School while it was transitioning to a full dual language program. She was known for her presence in the classroom where she collaborated on a daily basis with teachers, coaches and other staff to increase student engagement and achievement. She also designed, implemented and monitored intervention processes for students with various needs by introducing new data tracking practices during her time at the school.
Canton began her teaching career in South Florida. She taught English Language in a public dual language program, which featured an English-Spanish two-way immersion approach to instruction. Canton was a School Improvement Coach and Coordinator for ACPS for four years and has a Master of Education Leadership from George Mason University.