• It is with great pride and excitement that I welcome you, as the new Principal of Jefferson Middle School!  I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition of education and am thrilled to bring my skills as an educational leader to Jefferson Middle School.

    Along with the teachers and staff at Jefferson, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success by building strong relationships with parents, students and community partners.  We will focus on social-emotional learning, the use of data to drive instruction, and consistent implementation of a rigorous and relevant curriculum, to ensure that every student meets their goals and has a successful school year. Students can look forward to academic experiences that will help them build relationships while making real-world connections, in an environment that is safe, caring, and supportive.

    All of us at Jefferson Middle School are eager and excited to have an amazing year!  As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors- students, parents, and teachers - are excited to be here!  This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing way.  My door is always open and I welcome your input.  Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any questions or concerns you might have throughout the school year.  

    I look forward to working with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success! 

    Best Regards,

    Mrs. Leslie Melquist
    Principal, Jefferson Middle School
    Leslie.a.melquist@jpsny.org
    (716) 483-4411