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Dr. Jonathan G. Ross Elected to Lead State Principals Association

Dr. Jonathan G. Ross Elected to Lead State Principals Association

(HARRISBURG, PA) —Dr. Jonathan G. Ross, Douglassville, Pa., the Jon Ross proud Principal of Lionville Middle School in the Downingtown Area School District, Downingtown, Pa., is the 2020-2022 President of the Pennsylvania Principals Association. Dr. Ross has served in the role of middle school principal for over 19 years.


            Dr. Ross began his career in public education in 1992 as a middle school learning support teacher. In 2001, his professional dreams were realized when he became principal of his own school – Drexel Middle School in the Upper Darby School District. Throughout his career, Dr. Ross has been blessed to work with many talented and passionate educators, students and families who all played a part in his being named the 2009 Pennsylvania National Distinguished Principal (NDP) for Middle School in conjunction with the National Association of Elementary School Principals’ program. In 2010, Dr. Ross was appointed principal of Lionville Middle School in the Downingtown Area School District.


Dr. Ross said, “I am extremely honored to represent my fellow educational leaders from across Pennsylvania.  Our members play the most vital role in the success of our schools and I intend to not only advocate for their best interests, but also put the spotlight on the amazing work that they are doing for our students across the commonwealth.”


            Dr. Ross most recently held the position of PA Principals Association President-Elect. He currently serves the association as the chair of the NDP Selection Committee and as a member of the Editorial Review Board for the PA Principals Association’s magazine, The Pennsylvania Administrator. In addition, he served as East III Elementary Regional Representative from 2014-2019. During that time, he also served as co-chair for two state conferences and as a member of multiple NDP Selection Committees.     

            According to Paul M. Healey, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Principals Association, “We are fortunate to have an individual of Dr. Ross’s caliber to lead the PA Principals Association for the next two years. He has excellent leadership skills and a passion for advancing our signature services for our members.”        


Dr. Ross earned a Bachelor of Science degree in special education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Education degree in educational leadership from Widener University and a doctorate in educational leadership from Neumann University.


Dr. Ross and his wife, Julie, are the proud parents of three incredible children (Natalie, Cameron and Elli) who serve as his greatest motivation and inspiration. In his spare time, he works with Dr. Nicholas Indeglio to produce “The Rockstar Principals’ Podcast.”


*Article provided by Pennsylvania Principals Association