Jessup Elementary Principal
Dr. Barbara Leiseth

Dr. Barbara Leiseth

Jessup Principal Message

January 2024

I am excited to share the remarkable progress we have made in our commitment to the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) for both academics and behavior at Jessup.

Students just completed the winter FastBridge screener, winter interim WY-TOPP assessments, and teachers finalized quarter two progress reports. Additionally, we conducted the SAEBRS and MySAEBRS surveys to gain valuable insights into our students' behavioral, social, and emotional well-being. These assessments play a crucial role in understanding the unique needs of each child and guide our efforts to provide targeted support.

At Jessup, we operate under the "all-hands-on deck" philosophy, ensuring that every staff member is actively involved in the MTSS process. Our small but passionate team is committed to fostering an environment where every student can thrive academically, and socially, emotionally.

We have just begun the third MTSS cycle, and the growth we witnessed in the first and second cycles was commendable. Student success is a testament to the collaborative efforts of our staff, students, and families who continue to work together towards a common goal: the success and well-being of each child. Jessup is truly blessed to have involved parents who place an importance on academic success.

One of the cornerstones of our MTSS approach is our commitment to evidence-based interventions. We believe in utilizing strategies that have proven effectiveness, ensuring that our students receive the best possible support. The recent analysis of individual student data has allowed us to tailor interventions and enrichments, addressing the specific needs of each child.

In our ongoing efforts, we progress monitor students to assess their growth. We share individual results with the students; it is a powerful motivator for increased efforts. If a student is not showing the expected progress, we respond promptly by intensifying or adjusting the intervention. This continuous monitoring ensures that we are adaptable and responsive to the evolving needs of our students.

As we move forward, our focus remains on providing a nurturing and supportive learning environment that empowers every child to reach their full potential. We are super-proud of the collective achievements we have made together and are excited about the continued growth and success that lies ahead.

If you have questions about the MTSS process, please reach out to your child’s teacher. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to another semester of community building, learning, collaboration, and achievement at Jessup.


Dr. Leiseth