Dear Arcola Families,
My name is Meghan Doherty and I'm proud to be the Dean of Arcola Elementary School.
Upon graduating from James Madison University, I student taught in Rome, Italy. Living and teaching at Marymount International School was an incredible experience. I came back to the U.S. and worked in my hometown of Manassas, VA. There I taught full day Kindergarten and Third Grade. After two years, a unique opportunity presented itself and I moved to Orlando, Florida. I worked for Walt Disney Entertainment for over two years in Orlando, Florida and Tokyo, Japan. My time with Disney was “magical.” After working for Disney, I moved back to Virginia with hopes of teaching in Loudoun County.
I am fortunate to have been a member of the charter staff of Arcola and I have worked here for twelve years. I was a member of our Third Grade team for five years. I then moved into the role of Gifted Resource teacher, serving as a FUTURA teacher for five years. I live in Leesburg and my favorite thing to do is spend time with my amazing family and friends. I have five nieces and nephews who are all quite awesome.
I am a huge Redskins fan and love watching sports. I still play soccer and spend my free time enjoying the great outdoors. I have a Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison, endorsements in Gifted Education and Administration, and a Masters of Education in Education Leadership from George Mason University.
The students, families, faculty, and staff of Arcola are very special to me. I have watched, with pride, as Arcola has grown into a highly regarded elementary school. I am honored to be part of Arcola’s continued commitment to excellence.
I look forward to working with all of the wonderful students and families of Arcola and I thank you for your continued support.
P.S. – Go Dragons!