Mr. Encapera is honored and excited to join Farmwell Station Middle School in the role of Assistant Principal. He is a graduate of West Virginia University’s Five Year Benedum Collaborative, where he specialized in Secondary Mathematics. After graduation, he spent nine years teaching at Millbrook High School in Winchester, Virginia. He was also a member of the Pioneer Pack at Trailside Middle School in Ashburn in its first year of existence. Most recently, he held the position of Sixth Grade Dean at Harper Park Middle School in Leesburg. He also earned a Master’s Degree from George Mason University in Education Leadership as a member of a cohort program that ended in the Summer of 2012. His primary focus for his last seven years in the classroom was Geometry, but he also had experience teaching Algebra I, Algebra II, and Trigonometry.
Mr. Encapera is originally from California, Pennsylvania, which is a small town in Southwestern Pennsylvania. He moved to Virginia after completing his studies at WVU, and his wife joined after completing her studies the following December. They have two children - Ava and Calogero. They are all HUGE Steeler fans. When Mr. Encapera is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching the Steelers and ANY college football game (especially Penn State, Auburn, and WVU!), and watching movies (Trolls and Moana are a few favorites in our house). He was the Head Freshman Football Coach at Heritage High School (GO PRIDE!) for three years, and still contributes on Friday nights by tracking the team's statistics and processing the team's game film.
Mr. Encapera hopes to make his time at Farmwell Station Middle School full of beneficial experiences for your children and help them with their progression through middle school. He has experience implementing the Blended Learning model of instruction in his mathematics classrooms for his last three school years in the classroom. He is, obviously, a big supporter of this model of instruction. As a teacher, he wanted to help his students learn the mathematics courses that he taught in as many ways possible, as they may be the most important for their future success in the discipline. The problem solving processes learned in Algebra I and Geometry will be vital for their future mathematics courses. As an administrator, he wants to use his classroom experiences to help the teachers at Farmwell Station smoothly incorporate the Personalized Learning teaching strategies into their classrooms. He hopes to help make the students' time in the classroom full of positive and valuable learning experiences.
Mr. Encapera's Administrative Responsibilities
Building Needs and Use
Custodians / Maintenance
Safety Training / Audits