Dr. Ryan Hitchman - Principal

Dr. Hitchman on the monumental staircase in front of the LHS
  • Dr. Ryan Hitchman is beginning his fourth year as principal of Lightridge High School.  He is excited to welcome students, staff, and families to our modern, state-of-the art facility.  Dr. Hitchman is beginning his 11th year as a principal in Loudoun County and has served as a middle school or high school principal for the past 17 years.  He earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech, a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel College, and a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education Social Studies and Geography from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Hitchman believes in creating a welcoming, inclusive and equitable learning environment where every student feels appreciated and respected. He is committed to helping students reach their full potential and achieve their dreams while empowering them to make meaningful contributions to the world. Dr. Hitchman is an avid runner and is committed to being a continuous learner.  He enjoys communicating and collaborating with the Lightridge community through biweekly coffee and chat sessions. Together, we light the way!

Last Modified on September 19, 2023