Mayor to principals: "Good on ya!"

While being a public school principal can sometimes feel like a thankless job, three San Francisco school leaders received a resounding round of applause from Mayor Ed Lee this week.

Lee selected the three -- JoLynn Washington of Jose Ortega Elementary School; David Wong of Francis Scott Key Elementary School; and Jim Fithian of Court Community Schools -- as the city's principals of the year.

He recognized their "dedication, professionalism, and work on behalf of the City's young people."

"San Francisco's families deserve great schools and I salute the outstanding work that is done every day by our public school principals who deliver a quality education to all of our children," Lee said.

The honor comes with a small monetary award, a Tiffany trinket, San Francisco Giants game packages, San Francisco Opera tickets and an Apple MacBook Pro, pause for breath, as well as gifts from the California Academy of Sciences, the de Young Museum, Beach Blanket Babylon and merchants at Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39.

Principals Wong, Washington and Fithian, you just got seriously thanked.

Posted By: Jill Tucker (Email) | May 24 2011 at 03:27 PM

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