Principal's Office

                           Welcome to Jefferson Elementary

Dr. Rae Anne Alpers, Principal

Dear Families:

If you are returning to Jefferson, I would like to welcome you back. If you are new to Jefferson, I hope you quickly realize that not only have you enrolled at a school, you have also entered a new family!

Allow me to introduce myself: My name is RaeAnne Alpers and I am honored to be your child’s Principal for the 2017-2018 school year.  I’ve been in education for 24 years – 15 years as a teacher, four years as an instructional coach, three years as an assistant principal and 2 years as a lead principal here at Jefferson Elementary.  I cannot wait to meet your child and watch him/her change and grow and learn.  Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your child's life.  My philosophy is open communication.  Please contact me whenever you have a question or concern.  I will do the same for you.

I’d also like to introduce Zech Payne who is joining the administrative team at Jefferson as Assistant Principal this year.  This is his fifth year in education and he, too, is anxious to meet your students and support them in learning and growing as citizens.  Please feel free to reach out to him at anytime as well.

I encourage all parents and students to review the handbook so that you are familiar with school policies and procedures. A special effort has been made to include all relevant information that you will need to have a successful year. Please don’t hesitate to contact the school if you have questions or need additional information.

Everyone’s input is important as we continue to work together to create a school where all students can be successful. As a parent or guardian, your interest and involvement with your child’s education will promote a positive attitude toward learning and academic achievement. We have several tools to keep you updated throughout the year including monthly newsletters and our school website. Please consider participating in PTO activities as well. – dates are included on our school calendar.

And, I’m excited to tell you that this year, you may follow Jefferson Elementary on Facebook (@CapeJeffersonTigers) and Twitter (@ CapeJeffTigers).  If you do not have a Twitter Account, you may still receive a text message every time someone Tweets @CapeJeffTigers.  Simply text the following message to the number 40404: follow@CapeJeffTigers. Once you send this text message, you will see a message confirming you will receive notifications for CapeJeffTiger Tweets.  We are looking forward to showcasing our fantastic teachers and our gifted and talented students.  

Thank you for your continued support of Jefferson Elementary.


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Dr. Rae Anne K. Alpers




Office Staff Email Links

Dr. Rae Anne Alpers, Principal                                Mrs. Leah Braswell, Administrative Assistant

Mr. Zech Payne, Assistant Principal