Principal Xanthe McFadden

Principal McFaddenDear John D. Jenkins Elementary Families,

I am so excited and truly honored to be the new principal of John D. Jenkins Elementary School. I look forward to working with the staff, students, families, and community members, in our efforts to do whatever it takes to ensure that all students learn and grow at high levels.

I received my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from York College of Pennsylvania, and my Master of Education in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University. I began my educational career as a Head Start teacher for the District of Columbia Public Schools. I also served as an Elementary School teacher for Prince William County Public Schools in grades three and five at Elizabeth Vaughan Elementary and Minnieville Elementary. Most recently I was the assistant principal at Dumfries Elementary School. I feel very fortunate to continue to have the opportunity to be an educational leader for Prince William County, the county in which I also received my elementary, middle, and high school education.

As the principal of John D. Jenkins Elementary, my goal is to ensure that, as educators, we can show students how to be the best they can be in all aspects of life. I will continue to work to provide leadership that will foster an environment of safety, respect, and social and academic learning at the highest levels.

I look forward to working with and getting to know all of you during this school year! Please feel free to contact me at or 571-343-5580.

Sincerely, Xanthe McFadden Principal


Assistant Principal Chanel Evelyn

Mrs. Chanel Evelyn

Welcome Yellow Jacket families!

I hope that you all are healthy, safe, and ready for all that distance learning has to offer us this year!  I know that school may look different this year, and I’d like to thank you for your commitment, flexibility, and patience as we work through this unique school year.  I want to give a big THANK YOU to our staff for all of their efforts to start this school year off as seamless as possible. Our teachers have worked very hard to learn about new avenues for technology, so that your child(ren) can have a meaningful and enjoyable learning experience. Our office and custodial staff have also worked extremely hard in getting the school clean and ready for a great school year. I would also like to thank all of our families for the support that you continue to give. Distance learning is taking us to a new level in education. I am looking forward to our continued partnership with you this year, as it will be a year of perseverance and growth for all! 😊


Mrs. Chanel Evelyn

Assistant  Principal