The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School system announced on June 10th that Dr. Leslie Alexander (pictured above) will be leaving RJ Reynolds High School to take a promotion as the new area superintendent for leadership development for the School System. She has now started her new job.
Since coming to RJR in 2015, she has done a PHENOMINAL job of restoring Reynolds to its former glory! In 2017, she was named the Arts Magnet Principal of the Year, and the following year she was named THE Principal of the Year by the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System. (And, to show that we at the "RJ Reynolds High School Alumni and Friends" organization appreciate all the hard work she did to get these honors: she received a check from us for $1,000 on EACH of those years)!
A prime example of her amazing leadership abilities is the fact that while she was Principal at Reynolds (which has been an arts magnet school since 2008), RJR was named a National Magnet School of Excellence by the Magnet Schools of America organization...TWO YEARS IN A ROW! And prior to that (in 2017), the school received the title of Nationally Certified Magnet School by Magnet Schools of America. To quote Dr. Alexander from a School System news release back then: “The national certification and award process is based on the Magnet School Standards of Excellence and those standards really define Reynolds. Two years in a row provides our team with validation that our work continues to align with those pillars of diversity, innovative curriculum and professional development, academic excellence, high quality instructional systems; and, family and community partnerships.”
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