27J Schools Superintendent Chris Feidler announced that Jennifer Oldweiler has been named the new principal at Pennock Elementary School in Brighton.
“I am so excited to join the Pennock community. My values are in line with what I’ve learned are those of the school’s staff, students and families,” Jennifer said. “I’m excited to work alongside them to improve outcomes for each of our Panthers and am looking forward to learning all about the traditions that exist at Pennock and participating in them!”
Jennifer comes to 27J Schools by way of the Boulder Valley School District where she’s currently the assistant principal at Aspen Creek K-8 School in Broomfield. In this role she supports classroom teachers with implementing district curriculum, classroom management, developing staff training, and she leads a variety of school committees, among other duties.
“We’re so pleased to welcome Jennifer into 27J Schools,” 27J Deputy Superintendent Will Pierce said. “She has that perfect balance of being able to motivate others to achieve at high levels while being a very successful school administrator who manages a plethora of projects simultaneously.”
While previously serving as assistant principal at Rocky Top Middle School, Thornton, she helped lead the school’s work culminating in Rocky Top being named a Colorado Trailblazer School-to-Watch in 2019. Her school was evaluated by education experts who sought high-performing middle grades schools that are academically excellent, responsive to the developmental challenges of young adolescents, and socially equitable while holding high expectations for all students.
Parents are a critical component of any successful school, according to Jennifer. She routinely meets with parents to understand concerns and to capitalize on their innovative ideas and motivational strategies.
“No one knows our children better than their families,” she said. “When families know their children are safe, there are opportunities to be involved in the school, and families feel comfortable communicating with the school, then we are better able to meet the needs of our children. We are a team working together for the success of our students.”
Jennifer begins her new role at Pennock Elementary School on July 1.