Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Alex Orton

Welcome! I am excited to begin a new year at Loudoun Valley High School where I teach U.S. History & AP Psychology. I also serve as the Social Science & Global Studies department chair. I am looking forward to working with your student this year.

I have a B.A. in Communications from Brigham Young University in Utah. Additionally, I'm in the process of completing a M.Ed from Shenandoah University in Education Leadership. Prior to becoming a teacher, I worked as a communications consultant in Washington, working with government agencies, nonprofits, and foundations. I’ve also managed projects and digital communications for national nonprofits, trade associations, corporations, and startups. I’m excited to bring my professional experience into the classroom.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling to domestic and international destinations, exploring the outdoors, taking photos, working on DIY projects, and learning fun facts and trivia.

Student success is my top priority, so please let me know if there is anything I can do to make your Valley experience better. You can also follow me on Twitter (@MrOrtonLCPS) to see what my classes are up to during the 2019-2020 school year!

Feel free to reach out to me via email at with any questions about my classes, Schoology, or Remind codes.

2021-2022 Schedule


Block 1: Leadership

Block 2: AP Psychology (Room 133)

Block 3: AP Psychology (Room 133)

Block 4: Planning


Block 5: U.S. & Virginia History (Room 133)

Block 6: CLT

Block 7: U.S. & Virginia History (Room 133)

Block 8: Planning