Mrs. Garvey is a native of Northern Virginia, growing up in Alexandria. She attended the University of Virginia, earning both a bachelors and master’s degree. She then went on to complete her administrative certification at George Mason University. Before her role as principal at Seneca Ridge, Mrs. Garvey taught Spanish in Fairfax County Public Schools and served as an assistant principal at Dominion High School and J. Michael Lunsford Middle School. Mrs. Garvey is thrilled to be a Thunderbolt and enjoys building relationships and empowering students to make meaningful contributions to the world. In her free time, Mrs. Garvey enjoys exercising, sports, and spending time with her husband and two kids.
Mrs. Patton is a Midwesterner, who enjoys returning to the family farm in Iowa for holidays and vacations. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Vocational Home Economics Education from the University of Northern Iowa and her Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Shenandoah University. Mrs. Patton has served Seneca families since 2012. Previous experience in education includes Assistant Principal at River Bend Middle School, Dean at Eagle Ridge Middle School, and Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Sterling Middle School and Fairfax County Public Schools. Mrs. Patton feels privileged to work with the students and staff at Seneca to make each day one of personal growth and development as members of our community. Outside of school, Mrs. Patton enjoys magical family trips to Disney World and supporting her three children in their various explorations.
Mr. Seipt grew up on a dairy farm in Pennsylvania, developing an affinity for the perpetual mediocrity of Philadelphian athletic endeavors and a permanent aversion to all things bovine. He is an alumnus of the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia and completed his administrative certification at Shenandoah University. Before starting in his new role at Seneca Ridge, Mr. Seipt taught in Tennessee and Pennsylvania and was a history teacher at Mercer Middle School and J. Michael Lunsford Middle School. He also served as the 8th grade dean at Stone Hill Middle School. Mr. and Mrs. Seipt have three children (7, 4, and 3), all of whom prefer Chick-Fil-A to any other food group.
Mrs. Steen has a Doctorate degree in Educational Administration and Policy Studies earned at The George Washington University. She earned her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from The College of William and Mary. She has worked at the middle school level for Loudoun County Public Schools since 2002. Over the years, she has taught all middle school core content areas and served in several leadership roles. This year, she is the 8th grade Dean at Seneca Ridge Middle School.
David Friend, 7th Grade Dean
Casey Davenport, 8th Grade Dean