Meet Jennifer Hertzberg: Principal of Flint Hill Elementary School
Jennifer Hertzberg is the new principal at Flint Hill Elementary. She graduated from George Washington University in Washington D.C. with a bachelor’s in anthropology, and later earned a master’s in elementary education, and an educational-specialist degree. Ms. Hertzberg had worked as a teacher for FCPS for a decade before serving as assistant principal at Providence Elementary in Fairfax, and Centre Ridge Elementary in Centreville.
During her time as principal, Ms. Hertzberg aims to increase the academic rigor as well as embracing creative and critical thinking. She also hopes to further the school’s eco-friendly reputation. Flint Hill grows fruits and vegetables on-site, and even raises their own chickens. However, what Ms. Hertzberg really wants is an environment where there is opportunity for success, “My job is to support teachers and students in their learning…We want to really engage students deeply in their learning and engage in some deep-level academic conversations.”