Office of Middle School Education
The Office of Middle School Education promotes high academic achievement, developmental responsiveness, and equitable practices for all students. The Director of Middle School Education is responsible for the supervision and evaluation of school principals and direction regarding the assessment of their performance and accomplishments. As a principal supervisor, the Director coaches and supports principals and engages in effective learning strategies to help principals grow as leaders of learning. This is done through a focus on school leadership in relation to focusing direction, cultivating collaborative structures, deepening student learning, and securing accountability. The Director provides assistance in the development of the school improvement plan and monitors progress towards established goals. The Director assists principals in monitoring school operations, provides advice on the implementation of policies, and responds to community inquiries about school operations.
The Office of Middle School Education analyzes enrollment projections and available class space and prepares budget proposals for general education staffing including administrators, teachers, teacher assistants, and support staff. The Director prepares and administers the budgeted per-pupil allotments for instructional materials and postage. This office oversees the site-based summer recovery programs typically offered during the month of July.
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Teacher of the Year
The Washington Post established the Teacher of the Year Award to recognize teachers who exemplify excellence in their profession. The recipient also serves as the Loudoun County Teacher of the Year. For more information, please contact the Department of Human Resources & Talent Development to nominate a Teacher at 571-252-1100.
Principal of the Year
The Washington Post Principal of the Year Award seeks to recognize those principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational environment. Nominations may be made by anyone (teachers, students, former students, parents, other administrators, or the general public). Only principals can be nominated - not assistant principals, other administrators, or supervisors. For more information, please contact the Department of Human Resources & Talent Development to nominate a Principal at 571-252-1100.
Remediation Programs for Middle School Courses
Middle school students who have received a final grade of a “D” or an “F” may receive targeted instruction in math and reading/language arts through school-based or virtual programs. These programs are targeted to specific learning needs and are open to general education students, English language learners, and special education students participating in inclusion classes. Program dates and times will vary and are set by the home school. Eligible students’ families will be informed by a school counselor or an administrator if their child has been identified to engage in summer school. For more information, please contact your student’s school counselor.