625 S. Wakefield Street
Arlington, VA 22204
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Sunday, April 23, 2017


Colette Bounet, Principal

“Ms. Bounet has 15 years of experience as a HILT and special education teacher in Arlington Public Schools. She is extremely dedicated and brings an excellent reputation from her work in Arlington,” said Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy. He continued, “She is known as a leader who is well regarded by students, staff and parents. Her work in professional development has been a tremendous asset to APS initiatives.”

Murphy added, “It is evident that Ms. Bounet’s support for students and families as well as her knowledge of students’ needs are in the forefront of her work. She is open to new ideas and possesses the professionalism, experience and dedication needed to work with all constituents at the school.”

Bounet earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University. She also has a Master of Arts degree in early childhood special education from the George Washington University and a Master of Education in education leadership from George Mason University.

Bounet served as a special education resource teacher at Claremont Early Childhood Center (now to Campbell Elementary School). She also taught at Colegio F.D. Roosevelt in Lima, Peru before returning to APS in 2002. Since then, Bounet has served as a special education and English as a Second Language teacher at Henry and Carlin Springs Elementary School as well as at Gunston Middle School.

In August 2011, Bounet became the assistant principal at Jamestown where she has supervised and evaluated teachers, assistants and custodial staff. She also has managed district and statewide testing and responded to parent and community needs. In 2010, Bounet was the director for the Summer Math Intervention program and during the 2011-12 school year, she served as the leader of the school-based professional data analysis project where she provided the framework for data analysis, team collaboration and technology integration in an effort to increase math scores for each grade level.


Nathan Reich, Assistant Principal
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