There’s a feeling of coming home for new Prospect Elementary School Principal Jason Douglas.
“I taught first grade here earlier in my career in Mansfield City Schools,” Douglas said. “It really does feel like coming home.”
Douglas succeeds Martin Linder, who served as Prospect principal last year before his promotion to district Director of School Improvement. Douglas said this week he is grateful to have “an awesome staff” at Prospect.
“The great thing about being in this position is the staff we have, which will allow me to focus on administrative responsibilities, including meeting academic standards and PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports),” he said. “The teachers here can come to me anytime. I am ready to do my best to provide what they need and give them my full support.”
Douglas joined Mansfield City Schools as a Prospect first-grade teacher in 2012. He then served as interim principal at the Hedges campus before becoming assistant principal at Mansfield Middle School the last two years.
He taught at Brookview Elementary in the Berea City Schools from 1998 to 2002 before serving as an elementary teacher and assistant principal in Georgia from 2002 to 2009. He was employed by Imagine Cleveland Academy in 2011 and 2012.
Douglas’s educational background includes Baldwin Wallace College and Mount Union College.
Prospect ended the 2016-17 school year with an enrollment of 236 in kindergarten through third grade.
Photo: Jason Douglas on right; Source – Mansfield City Schools