Josh Bourgeois Named New Principal at Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Bourgeois has been with the district since 2006

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Josh Bourgeois is taking on the top job at Thomas Jefferson Middle School after serving as the school’s assistant principal for more than a decade. 

“We are thrilled for Mr. Bourgeois and the TJMS community to name him principal of the school,” JCPS Assistant Superintendent of Accelerated Improvement Schools Dr. Nathan Meyer said. “Mr. Bourgeois has been an outstanding assistant principal, committed to the students, staff, and community for the last ten years at the school. Mr. Bourgeois has a strong academic vision and will continue to build upon the strong sense of community already at the school.”

Bourgeois has more than twenty years of experience in education after starting his career as a middle school teacher in New Orleans, Louisiana. He came to JCPS in 2006 to teach at Western Middle School and later transitioned into a staff developer role at the school. Bourgeois became the assistant principal at TJMS in May 2011. 

“I am looking forward to building on our school’s committed and student-centered culture to support and increase opportunities for our students,” Bourgeois said. 

Bourgeois earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, a master’s degree from Bellarmine University, and an education specialist degree from the University of Louisville. 

Bourgeois starts his new position on August 2.