I am delighted to announce that Janelle Bradley will serve as the next Director of the Middle School. Those of you who have had the opportunity to work with Ms. Bradley have probably seen in her some of the same things I have seen: she is a deeply thoughtful educator who knows how to put students first. In her, I see the traits of some of the best educators I have known: she sees in young people the light they may not yet see in themselves, and she finds ways everyday to help young people feel valued, seen, and heard.

Before coming to Latin, Ms. Bradley served for four years as a high school counselor in Baltimore City and then served as the Assistant Director of DC Prep’s college access program. In her two years at Latin, she has brought tremendous partnership, leadership, and love to our Middle School. She has formed strong relationships with faculty, families, and students. She also did a tremendous job last summer leading our largest ever summer school session. With over 500 students enrolled across both divisions, she led a successful model that in many ways informed our virtual schooling this fall.

I look forward to continuing my partnership with Ms. Bradley and am excited that she has agreed to take on this role! Together, with each of you, we will work to continue to deliver on the promise of this school – to see the light in each young person who walks through our doors and to help them to realize their fullest potential as students and citizens.


James Kelly
Assistant Principal & Director of MS