Tussing Elementary School

City of Colonial Heights, Virginia

Principal's Page

Dear Tussing Parents/Guardians:
Photo of Mr James - PrincipalMy name is Remus James, and it is with great honor and enthusiasm that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Principal of Tussing Elementary School.  I look forward to meeting and getting to know all of you.  I am very passionate about education and look forward to partnering with you and the staff at Tussing as we continue to provide our students with a great education.
Professionally, I come to Tussing with 22 years of educational experience, nine of which I have spent serving as an Assistant Principal.  Seven of those nine years were here in Colonial Heights at Colonial Heights Middle School.  You will come to find that I am not a sit-behind-the-desk administrator.  I love to be engaged with the students.  You will see me in the hallways, in classrooms, in the cafeteria, and on the playground, actively engaged with all of our students.
I fully understand and appreciate the level of excellence Tussing has achieved in the past.  My goal will be to build on the excellence that we have grown accustomed to and use that strong foundation to continue the great work there.  We will provide outstanding educational opportunities and an environment which fosters and encourages academic excellence for all of our children.
Once again, I look forward to the opportunity to meet and to begin building a strong relationship with all the stakeholders: students, staff, and families of the Tussing Elementary School community. Please feel free to stop by to introduce yourself any time, as my door is always open to you.
Remus J. James