Jason Leforgee

Jason S. Leforgee

Eagle Hills Elementary School
West Ada School District
Eagle, Idaho

Jason Leforgee has served Idaho students and families since 1995. In his 19 years as principal of Eagle Hills Elementary School, Leforgee has built a strong and resilient institution known for its warm, people-centered culture, which is reflected in the school’s status as a level one certified Marzano High Reliability School. This culture has translated into high student engagement and sustained academic success; for the past two years, Eagle Hills students have scored in the top 10 percent for math achievement, as well as for student academic progress in ELA, where student achievement also recently reached the 90th percentile. In 2019, Leforgee led a rapid turnaround after identifying a need for improved support for students with disabilities in ELA and math. Through strong collective strategizing, Eagle Hills teachers closed the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their non-group peers in just one year’s time. Throughout his tenure, Leforgee has retained highly motivated, collaborative, and engaged teachers, allowing the school to be particularly agile in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with an “all hands on deck” attitude guiding the creation of a student-centered remote learning plan. Leforgee holds Ed. S. and M.Ed. degrees in Educational Leadership from the University of Idaho at Boise, as well as a B.S. in Secondary Education and a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Idaho at Moscow.