Dear Washington Families,

Hi, I am Jo Roberts, past principal of Grant Elementary School and Lincoln Montessori School.  I am looking forward to learning and growing with your children during the 2018-19 school year as the Washington interim principal.

Let me introduce myself.  On a personal level, I am married to Stephen Morton, past principal of Norfolk High and most recently past Dean of Student Life at Northeast.  I am a stepmom, mom of an adopted special needs young adult, and a mom of a 2018 college graduate. I am a grandma of three grandsons - ages 7, 4, and 2; and as of June 14th the grandma of our first granddaughter.  Other exciting news includes an upcoming wedding in June 2019 for our youngest son. I also have to include, owner of a soft-coated Wheaten terrier, Charlie, who probably runs the Morton household. I have a very busy family life and I love it!

During my career at NPS I have had the opportunity to work with many different children and families at several of the elementary schools in the district.  This also means I have previously worked with some of the staff who also teach at Washington. I am very excited to now have the opportunity to work at Washington.  My niece, a preschool teacher for North Platte Public Schools, is a past student of Washington Elementary. She was beyond excited when she heard that I had the privilege of working at her old school!  Washington has a great reputation for being a school where all students can learn and grow. I will do my best to continue that tradition.

I look forward to getting to know your child(ren) and you.  Please be patient with me as I learn new names and faces. I hope to meet many of you at the Washington Open House.  It is scheduled for August 15 at 5:30-6:30 PM.

I am looking forward to the new school year!  Our first day is August 16th!!


Jo Roberts

Interim Principal

Washington Elementary