Jessica Slattery

Información en Español


Dear East Elementary School Community, 

It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that I introduce myself to you as your new principal. I look forward to partnering with you to provide our students with a rigorous, engaging, and caring school experience. I believe whole-heartedly in fostering meaningful and trusting relationships with students, staff, and families; as well as a strong school-home partnership. Together we will ensure that your child’s social, emotional, and academic needs are met; resulting in well-rounded, life-long learners.


Before joining East, I served in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles. I began my teaching career as a social studies and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) teacher at Adams City High School in Commerce City, Colorado. I then had the opportunity to become an instructional coach at Adams City Middle School. After obtaining my principal’s license, I spent eight years as an assistant principal and interim principal at both Sheridan High School and Field Elementary School. Throughout my career, I have focused deeply on equity and ensuring that all students we serve are able to be successful on a daily basis. I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, a Master of Arts in Special Education, and a Doctorate in Executive Leadership and Educational Equity. My experience, energy, and belief in our educational system have prepared me well as I step into the role as the principal at East Elementary. 


In addition to being a dedicated and passionate educator, I am the proud mom of two amazing children. My oldest daughter, Charley, is a lover of life. She loves puzzles, swimming, and drawing. Charley will be starting kindergarten this fall. My youngest daughter, Ryan, enjoys learning new words every day. She also climbs on just about everything! My husband, Charlie, and I met in college (Go Buffs!) and we love to go for hikes and be outside. I am grateful for having such a strong and supportive family at my side, even when they are a handful! 


I am excited to join the East family. I look forward to meeting and getting to know each and every one of you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.


With excitement and gratitude,


Dr. Jessica Bach Slattery

East Elementary School Principal 

Go Dragons! 




E-mail: jslattery[at][dot]us

Phone: 303-347-4450

Amanda Thanos
Assistant Principal

Amanda Thanos has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with additional coursework and certification in Linguistically Diverse Education. Her master’s degree is from CU Denver and is Administrative Leadership and Policy Studies. Amanda has taught English Language Development and has been a classroom teacher for grades 3-6. She has also supported schools that qualify for Title One with technology integration in Jeffco. Most recently, she served as an instructional coach for P-8. Amanda is thrilled to serve as the assistant principal at East! She will work hard to get to know all of the families, students, and staff as she steps into this leadership role at East. In Amanda’s free time she likes to be outside, travel, read, laugh with friends and family, and enjoy live music.


E-mail: athanos[at][dot]us

Voicemail: 303-347-4453