Virtual Loudoun Administration
The vision of Virtual Loudoun is to cultivate quality, flexible, self-paced, virtual learning.
Virtual Loudoun Supervisor
Ms. Laura Hicks
Welcome to Virtual Loudoun where our program vision is to cultivate quality, flexible, self-paced, virtual learning!This school year marks our 7th year serving the secondary students of LCPS. Over the years, we have grown from a hundred student enrollments to thousands.As a Virtual Loudoun team, we will continue to refine our practices to enable our students to make meaningful contributions to the world.The 2020-2021 school year marks my twenty-first year in Education and my third year in Administration. I began my teaching career in Southern Virginia before moving to Loudoun County Public Schools in 2006. I hold Virginia certifications in Administration and Supervision (PreK-12) as well as in Chemistry, Earth Science and Biology. When not working in education, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jonathan, our Virginia and North Carolina families, as well as with our two horses and rescue dog. We are happy to call Loudoun County both our professional and residential home.I am excited for each of our three terms this year and the opportunity for our students to experience personalized learning at their own pace and in their own space: online courses are available 24/7. Please contact me anytime - Laura.Hicks@lcps.org .
Virtual Loudoun Instructional Designer
Mr. Joe Schwarz
Virtual LoudounAs an administrator for Virtual Loudoun, I manage and coordinate technologies, and maintain, develop, and evaluate instructional materials and resources. I work closely with the Virtual Loudoun Supervisor to ensure Virtual Loudoun Courses run as smoothly as possible.I began teaching Math in Fairfax County in 2001. I have been working in Loudoun County Public Schools since 2003, serving as a Math and Computer Science Teacher, Instructional Facilitator for Technology, and now as the Virtual Loudoun Instructional Designer.I grew up in Pennsylvania and completed my undergraduate degree through Penn State University. I served for 11 years in the Air Force before leaving to pursue my career as an educator. I completed my master's coursework through Shenandoah University and Western Governors University.
I'm happy to assist students in resolving technical issues and I strive to help students have the best possible experience with their virtual courses. I can be reached by email at email@example.com.
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Virtual Loudoun School Counseling Director
Ms. Cynthia Fillman
School Counseling Director
I joined LCPS in 2009 when I began working at Park View High School as a School Counselor. After spending just over 7 years at PVHS, I transitioned into Virtual Instruction in October of 2016.
I enjoy being a part of the Virtual Loudoun team very much! I like the quality and flexibility our courses offer. It is meaningful to me to be a part of a team that provides alternative educational options for learners.
I graduated from St. Andrews University in North Carolina with a BA in English, and earned my M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling at UNC Chapel Hill. I initially worked as a School Counselor at the Middle School level. When I moved to Northern VA, I attended NOVA and earned AS in Communication Design. I then spent 10 years in the graphic and web design industry before my work at PVHS.
I can be reached during office hours via email: Cynthia.Fillman@lcps.orgYou can also follow me on Twitter where I share links and information for helpful resources, information and scholarship opportunities: @VLschcounselor.
Virtual Loudoun School Counselor
Ms. Vanessa Keller
I am so excited to have joined the Virtual Loudoun team in July 2021 and I enjoy actively supporting all of our online learners!
I am originally from Seattle and earned my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Washington. I later moved to Dayton, OH where I received my Master’s degree in School Counseling from Wright State University. Upon graduation, I relocated to Virginia and had the opportunity to work in undergraduate admissions at William & Mary. From there, I made my way north and worked as a high school counselor in Fairfax County for several years before making the move to Loudoun. I have been with LCPS since 2017, serving at John Champe High School and Broad Run High School before joining Virtual Loudoun.
I am passionate about helping students achieve success in their online courses and I look forward to working with you! I can be reached during office hours via email: Vanessa.Keller@lcps.org or phone: 571-252-1480 ext. 54003.
Virtual Loudoun EL Teacher
Ms. Traci Scannell Crowe
Virtual LoudounI am excited to be the newest full-time member of Virtual Loudoun!My role as the EL teacher is to help make virtual learning opportunities more accessible for English Learners. The high-quality virtual courses are self-paced and flexible. My goal is to advocate for students, collaborate with teachers, and provide both virtual and direct language support to students. I team with teachers and students to identify and implement the instructional strategies that will help the students achieve success in the class while continuing to acquire the language.As a teacher of English Learners, I have had students from more than 45 different countries. Every day is culturally rich and I am thankful to have such an enriching job. I’ve taught nearly every grade level from kindergarten to adult in various schools throughout LCPS. I learn as much from my students as they learn from me. I have a bachelor’s degree in social work from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in ESL curriculum and instruction from George Mason University.Every year is a new adventure and I’m thankful for each new opportunity. If you are an EL, parent of an EL, or teacher with questions, please reach out to me by email or phone: 571-252-1953. You can also follow me on Twitter @ELLCrowe for helpful information, articles, and connections in our virtual community!
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