W. Michael Martin, Ed.D., Director of Elementary Education
The Office of Elementary Education works to promote academic excellence in an inclusive environment, to enhance educational opportunities and equity for all elementary students, and to improve the quality of teaching through educational leadership. The Director and Supervisors of Elementary Education are responsible for the supervision and evaluation of elementary principals. As part of their principal supervision role, the director and supervisors coach and support principals while engaging in effective learning strategies to help principals grow as leaders of learning. This is done through a focus on school leadership in relation to focusing direction, cultivating collaborative structures, deepening student learning, and securing accountability.
This office also supports principals with ongoing, research-based professional development to strengthen the connection between vision and action. This office also works with principals to ensure that school improvement plans are developed collaboratively with members of the school community and that decisions are based on student achievement data along with other specific school-level indicators. In addition to providing guidance and support to elementary principals, the Supervisors of Elementary Education provide direct support to assistant principals and deans in the areas of building leadership capacity, implementing discipline policies, and reporting student disciplinary data. The Supervisor of Head Start and Starting Towards Excellence in Preschool (STEP) serves as a member of the Elementary Education team.
For more information on a specific program, click below.
Head Start is a federally funded preschool program for low income families who have a child who will be 4-years-old by September 30th of the school year, or, a child in certain areas of Sterling who will be 3-years-old by September 30th of the school year. Click here for more information.
The Kindergarten program provides a transition between the informal learning in the home and the more formal educational programs and services offered by LCPS elementary schools, primarily focusing on instructing each student at his/her stage of development. This is accomplished by integrating the skills and understanding of all subject areas and by providing for differentiated instruction based on the needs of the students. Many manipulative and hands-on experiences are included in the program to ensure that it is developmentally consistent with the way in which five-year olds learn best. The developmental kindergarten program allows students to develop a healthy self-concept, physical skills and coordination, facilitate the use of language and to acquire fundamental skills and knowledge for reaching the student’s fullest potential. Click here for more information.
Principal of the Year AwardThe Washington Post Principal of the Year Award seeks to recognize those principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational environment. Nominations may be made by anyone (teachers, students, former students, parents, other administrators, or the general public). Only principals can be nominated - not assistant principals, other administrators, or supervisors.To access the Principal of the Year Nomination Form, 2018-2019 Principal of the Year Nomination Form.
Starting Toward Excellence in Preschool - STEP
Starting Toward Excellence in Pre-School (STEP) is a state (Virginia Preschool Initiative Grant - VPI) and locally funded program that serves children who are four by September 30.
LOUDOUN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
General Education, Elementary Summer School
Summer school is tuition free, each class will have a maximum of 15 students and the overall enrollments are capped.
All Summer School Information Is Subject to Enrollment
Summer School Dates and Locations: TBD
Potowmack ES46465 Esterbrook CircleSterling, VA 20165
Lowes Island ES
43000 Ellzey Drive
Ashburn, VA 20148
Creighton’s Corner ES
Rosa Lee Carter ES
Madison’s Trust ES
Mill Run ES
Moorefield Station ES
Sycolin Creek ES
Kenneth W. Culbert ES
38180 W. Colonial Highway
Hamilton, VA 20158
Mountain View ES
Round Hill ES
41740 Tall Cedars Pkwy
Aldie, VA 20105
Buffalo Trail ES
Cardinal Ridge ES
Hutchison Farm ES
Little River ES
Goshen Post ES
44062 Fincastle Drive
Ashburn, VA 20147
Belmont Station ES
Cedar Lane ES
Dominion Trail ES
Newton Lee ES
Sanders Corner ES
Steuart W. Weller ES
Ball's Bluff ES
821 Battlefield Parkway, NE
Leesburg, VA 20176
Cool Spring ES
Evergreen Mill ES
Frances Hazel Reid ES
Frederick Douglass ES
Seldens Landing ES
John W. Tolbert ES
The Elementary Summer School program is designed to provide interventions and extended time for teaching and learning Language Arts and Math. To engage students in real world experiences that develop their language and math skills, students will be immersed in an Integrated STEM curriculum. Integrated STEM experiences develop student understanding in multiple STEM areas (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The STEM experiences will capitalize on student interest, build on what students already know, and engage students in the practices of STEM with inquiry learning. Instruction is differentiated to meet the needs of each student.
THE SUMMER SCHOOL TEACHING STAFF
Our summer school staff members are certified teachers who have demonstrated excellence in professional performance and a genuine interest in working with the unique needs of summer school students. Every teacher is required to submit a new application each year, which includes a description of his/her successes with students in previous summer school sessions or regular year classes.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARENT INVOLVEMENT
Each summer school site will have a Parent Open House on Wednesday, July 3 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Additionally, after notifying the summer school administrator or your child’s teacher, you are welcome to visit your child’s summer school class. When visiting the school site, as during the regular school year, please remember to bring your photo ID.
Bus transportation is provided from the home schools to the corresponding summer site. Please note: home school drop off/pick up locations are not monitored by school personnel - the same as bus stops during the regular school year. It is vital that you make certain your child is on the appropriate bus in the morning and that he/she is met when dropped off in the afternoon. Please do not leave your child(ren) unattended!
Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
1. Each student must be recommended for summer school by his/her current classroom teacher, in the third quarter report card comment. Teachers enter the recommendation online.
2. If your child’s teacher has completed an online recommendation, you may then register your student between April 5th- May 24th. Access the summer school registration site on www.lcps.org. The link is on the right side of the LCPS main page under Quick Links, Summer School.
3. Please have your child’s ID number (lunch number) available and follow the prompts to enter student information including the summer site chosen and emergency contact information. (Note: sites could change subject to enrollment.)
4. When you reach the end of the registration, please print and keep a copy of your Parent Registration Receipt - this contains your student’s information to include program of study and summer school site information.
5. Please contact the school principal if you have questions about registration. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
Please keep a copy of your Parent Registration Receipt - this receipt contains your student's program, summer school site and transportation information.
Teacher of the Year AwardThe Washington Post established the Teacher of the Year Award to recognize teachers who exemplify excellence in their profession. To access the Teacher of the Year Nomination Form click on link below. The recipient also serves as the Loudoun County Teacher of the Year.