New principal at Long Branch Elementary School

Jessica DaSilva began July 2, 2019, as the principal at Long Branch Elementary School in Arlington. (Arlington Public Schools)

The new principal of Long Branch Elementary School – Jessica DaSilva – is joining Arlington Public Schools from neighboring Fairfax County, where she has held administrative posts since 2015.

DaSilva began her career as an educator as a classroom teacher in 2004.

DaSilva “is committed to creating and fostering relationships with students, staff and the community,” county school officials said in announcing the appointment. “Whether it is through community events she has attended or helped facilitate, relationships built with students while co-teaching or pushing in to classrooms, she is committed to building lasting, respectful, working relationships with all stakeholders.”

Her first day on the job in Arlington was July 2.

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