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JMHS Announces New High School Principal

on Monday, 22 July 2013.

NORCROSS, Ga. – James Madison High School, the accredited online high school associated with Ashworth College, announced Lisa Prince Rutsky has been selected as the new school principal.

Lisa's responsibilities as principal of James Madison High School include providing vision, leadership and strategic planning to help guide the development of the high school, as well as instructional leadership, oversight and guidance to academic operations and product development. She is also responsible for reviewing student performance data in order to develop and implement programs for improving student success. All of these responsibilities lead to the eventual goal of helping students earn their online high school diploma.

An Atlanta area local, Lisa attended Georgia State University where she earned both her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology and her Master of Education (M.Ed.) in School Psychology. In 2005, she was the first teacher hired to teach for James Madison High School Online which, at the time, was separate from the correspondence high school.

After three months in that position, Lisa was promoted to Assistant Principal of James Madison High School Online, a position she held for roughly 18 months before leaving to pursue online teaching and consulting opportunities in higher education.

After working in an array of well-known online schools, including DeVry University, she returned to JMHS as the Vice Principal of Instruction in January 2013.

"I am excited to return to a program that I helped launch, and while our student population, curriculum and technology have evolved and changed, our mission remains the same," Lisa said. "We empower students to achieve their aspirations through flexible, convenient, affordable and highly relevant educational programs."

Rob Klapper, Ashworth College President and CEO, commented, "We are proud to have Lisa back with us as the principal of James Madison High School. I know she will continue her hard work and dedication to make our students successful."

About James Madison High School

James Madison High School is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED and by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.

Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, James Madison High School, along with parent school Ashworth College, is celebrating 25 years of Educating Minds and Changing Lives. Together, these leading online schools have built a tradition of excellence by offering students worldwide an extensive range of online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of traditional high school students and working adults.

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