Assistant Principals

  • Kellie Koptish


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    I am in my 13th year of education and am thrilled to be a part of the Bramble Middle School Family! I am a Loudoun County native that grew up in this area and graduated from Loudoun Valley High School.  I attended James Madison University for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I hold a teaching license in Middle School Math and Science with endorsements in Algebra 1 and Gifted Education. Additionally I earned a second degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision from George Mason University. My proudest accomplishment is being a mom to two terrific boys.

    Before joining Brambleton's Administrative team I was a Dean at Harmony Middle School. Prior to that I taught both Science and Math at various middle schools throughout the county. Over the course of my teaching career, I have had the opportunity to learn and develop my craft as an educator and become more passionate about the work that we do. I believe strongly that all great leaders have a passion. Our passions are what shape our purpose, and a clear purpose is what brings people together to facilitate progress. Sharing my passion with others builds mutual respect and trust, and in doing so I hope to inspire others to achieve extraordinary results.

  • Vandana Sharma


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    This is my 12th year of education in Loudoun County Public Schools and I am very excited to join the Brambleton Middle School family. I have an undergraduate degree in English Literature from Miranda House, Delhi University. After moving to the United States in 2000, I completed my graduate degree in Education with a focus on Special Education from the University of Virginia. My second graduate degree is in Administration and Leadership from Shenandoah University.

    I started my teaching career at Stone Hill Middle School as a Learning Specialist, and then switched to teaching 6th-grade science. After that, I was a Dean at Eagle Ridge Middle School. I also served as an Assistant Principal at Mercer Middle School before moving to Brambleton Middle School.

    I live with my husband, two children who attend Loudoun County Public Schools, and my two adorable dogs. I am a trained Indian classical dancer and love dancing. I also enjoy spending time with my family and love to travel.

    As we begin a brand new school year, I am thrilled to work with the Brambleton community and look forward to getting to know the students!

  • Robert Rimmel

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    Mr. Rimmel is excited to serve Brambleton Middle School as an assistant principal. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Physical Education from Mc Daniel College, a Master of Science in Health and Physical Education from Virginia Tech, and his Educational Leadership Certification from Shenandoah University. Mr. Rimmel believes in building positive relationships and working collaboratively to ensure a learning environment where all students can grow and be successful.

Last Modified on September 29, 2020