• Virtual Distance Learning Administration


    Principal, Virtual Loudoun Online and Virtual Distance Learning

    Laura Hicks 

    Ms. Hicks 

    Welcome to Virtual Distance Learning (VDL), offering fully synchronous and 100% online daily instruction. Students in our program take all of their classes virtually, without attending a brick and mortar school in person. The 2024-25 school year marks our fourth year as a full-time, grades 6-12 synchronous school program.  As a team, we work continually to increase our culture and community as well as align practice and protocol with brick and mortar schools across our district.  

    The 2024-25 school year marks my twenty-fifth year in education and my seventh year in administration. I am excited about the expansion of Virtual Loudoun this year, to include our traditional asynchronous branch, Virtual Loudoun Online (VLO), our synchronous grades 6-12 branch, Virtual Loudoun Distance Learning (VDL), and our synchronous grades 1-5 branch, Virtual Distance Elementary (VDE). Additionally, I serve as the Division Coordinator for Virtual Virginia (VVA). I supervise all of these programs for LCPS, and work to support each student's remote learning needs. Please contact me anytime - Laura.Hicks@lcps.org.


    Specialist, Virtual Loudoun 

    Keith Burdette


    I joined LCPS and the Virtual Loudoun program in 2021.  I am the Specialist for Virtual Loudoun, supporting both the Virtual Loudoun Online (VLO) and Virtual Distance Learning (VDL) programs.  I enjoy supporting our online students and families in these unique and innovative learning platforms.  I have a passion for education and helping all students fulfill their goals and reach their full academic potential. I attended Virginia State University, earning my Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business Management.  I earned my Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from Averett University.  I am also an alumni member of the Teach for America program with over 12 years of experience in teaching and educational leadership. I can be reached during daily business office hours via email: keith.burdette@lcps.org
    "All students can be successful with the right encouragement and motivation"


    Specialist, Distance Learning

    Denise Soukup

    photograph of Denise Soukup

    I am pleased to introduce myself as the Distance Learning Specialist. I am excited to support Distance Learning and help grow a community of successful online learners. I am passionate about creating positive experiences for staff and students.

    Within LCPS, I have been  a middle school science teacher and a dean. My roots are in New York; I attended Cornell University for my BS in Biology and my MA in Teaching. After I obtained my Educational Leadership Certificate from George Washington University, I began my persuit of an Ed.D. I am currently a doctoral candidate at GWU, researching leadership practices that will advance equity for students. I can be reached during office hours via email: Denise.Soukup@lcps.org

    twitter logoI also like to share our Virtual Loudoun accomplishments on Twitter, so follow me! @SoakUpLearning and our program @LCPS_DL


    Director of School Counseling, Virtual Loudoun Online and Virtual Distance Learning

    Cynthia Fillman


    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 our courses offer. It is meaningful to me to be a part of a team that provides remote 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.org.  


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