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I’m excited about beginning my new journey serving as the assistant principal at Madison’s Trust! This year, I will begin my 35th year in education and my 34th year in Loudoun County! I have taught in eight different elementary schools, served as Dean at Belmont Station and Newton Lee, and for the past seven years, I served as the assistant principal at Mill Run Elementary. Additionally, I was a summer school principal for ten consecutive summers in LCPS. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Marshall University and received my Master's in Educational Leadership from George Mason University.
I am married and have two beautiful daughters. My youngest daughter, Alison, graduated with her master’s degree from James Madison University. She currently teaches fourth grade at Hovatter Elementary. My oldest daughter, Candice, retired as a professional ballerina to complete her nursing degree. She is currently an RN in Austin, Texas. Candice and her husband Jesse blessed us with our first grandson, Levi, who will turn one on September 2nd. My husband, Alan, is a civil engineer with Dewberry Engineering. We live in Purcellville with our two five-pound Yorkies, Minnow and Lil’ Bit.
As I reflect on the practices that most influence me as an educator, I believe that in a great school, the administration has the highest expectation for precise yet creative and authentic instruction and assessments, as well as working knowledge of the latest technology. I am convinced that collective teacher efficacy is the most important element of the culture of confidence, competence, caring, and commitment that permeates the school. Great schools hire educators who strive each day to make the best decisions for the children. Equally important, is mutual trust and cooperation between the parents, community, and the school. Regardless of socioeconomic status, race, or ethnicity, parents recognize an excellent school and appreciate a leadership team that provides the very best teachers for their children, placing the best interest of the children first and foremost.
I look forward to a productive and exciting year! Please feel free to contact me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.