Dr. Ryan Hitchman
Dr. Ryan Hitchman is beginning his third year as principal of Lightridge High School. He is excited to welcome students, staff, and families to our modern, state of the art facility. Dr. Hitchman is beginning his 9th year as a principal in Loudoun County and has served as a school administrator for the past 20 years. He earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech, a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel College, and a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education Social Studies and Geography from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hitchman believes in creating a welcoming, inclusive and equitable environment where every student is appreciated and respected. He looks forward to building positive relationships with our families and community partners in supporting our students passions and interests. In his spare time, Dr. Hitchman enjoys running, reading, hiking, and playing fetch with his golden doodle Murphy. Together, we light the way!