Douglas Fulton, Ed.D.
Dr. Douglas Fulton has served as Freedom High School’s principal since the 2012-13 school year. Doug enjoys the opportunity to serve the Freedom community. He appreciates that the Freedom community values and supports education. He also appreciates Loudoun County Public Schools for providing strong instructional support for educators and incredible learning opportunities for students.
Doug is an advocate for public education and is active with the National Association of Secondary Principals (NASSP) and the Virginia Association of Secondary Principals (VASSP). He has been a board member and is a former president of VASSP, and currently services as the Virginia state Coordinator to the NASSP. In this role as a board member, he has had the opportunity to speak and listen to education and government leaders. He believes it is important for educators to be active leaders for innovations in public education and legislation that impacts schools.
Doug started his education career in 1985 serving as a middle school and high school teacher, coach, and assistant principal. He is a graduate of Graceland College (now University) in Iowa. He has an M.A. degree in Curriculum and Instruction and an M.A. in Administration and Supervision from George Mason and his doctorate in Educational Leadership from The College of William and Mary. His wife Diane is a teacher at Little River Elementary. His daughter, Chelsea, has a degree in Biology from Washington College and is also a graduate of Marymount University’s nursing program. She currently is a nurse with INOVA. His son, Kyle, has a business degree from James Madison University and is currently a retail manager in Cleveland, Ohio.