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Messina Lambert to become principal at Bloomington Junior High School

Messina Lambert, the new principal of Bloomington Junior High School.
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Messina Lambert, the new principal of Bloomington Junior High School.

Bloomington Junior High School will be getting a new principal next school year.

Messina Lambert has been named the next BJHS principal, pending school board approval later this month. Lambert has worked in education for 23 years and been principal at Irving Elementary School the past five years.

“We are excited to have Ms. Lambert join the outstanding team of teachers and administrators at BJHS," District 87 Superintendent David Mouser said in a statement. "Ms. Lambert brings experience, a track record of success, and a passion for our D87 community to the position. We are excited to begin working with her in her new role.”

Lambert is a District 87 alum herself and earned degrees at Illinois State University.

“I am going to bring a passion for helping others grow, experience in shaping a positive school culture, instructional leadership, a collaborative mindset, patience, empathy, and a willingness to learn," Lambert said. "I look forward to working together with the BJHS staff to continue the school’s growth and build upon the opportunities for students.”

BJHS has just over 1,000 students. The current BJHS principal, Amanda Jarvis, is leaving for the same job at a high school.

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