Dr. Tinell L. Priddy brings a broad range of instructional, administrative, mentoring and professional development facilitation experiences to the Academies of Loudoun Administrative Team.
Dr. Priddy has spent the last 26 years as a teacher, coach, athletic director, senior master educator, assistant principal, and principal in Washington DC, the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii and Virginia.
Prior to joining LCPS, Priddy served as the assistant principal of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County Public Schools from August 2013 to 2016 (ranked the #1 school in the USA by US News and World Report). She also served as the senior master educator for secondary STEM for the District of Columbia Public Schools from 2011 to 2013. Before relocating to the east coast, Priddy worked as a secondary engineering and mathematics teacher and department chair at Oak Harbor High School in Oak Harbor, Washington and teacher instructor at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. from 2013 to 2016 Priddy worked as a consultant with government officials and an education and cultural exchange foundation on the architectural design and curriculum planning for four new STEM schools across China. Since joining LCPS, Priddy has been appointed by Governor Northam to serve on the Virginia STEM Education Commission in order to collaborate with educators and stakeholders across the state to devlop a STEM plan for the state of Virginia.
Priddy holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a minor in technology education from Western Washington University in Washington, a master’s degree in curriculum, instruction, and assessment from Western Washington University in Washington and a doctorate in educational leadership from Argosy University in Hawaii.
At the university level, Dr. Priddy taught courses on instructional design, assessment strategies in education, research methods, and using technology in the classroom. Her research examined the effects of professional development on the practices of STEM teachers.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and is especially fond of exploring new cultures, cuisine and outdoor activities. She enjoys active adventures, especially in and around the water. She has a daughter named Kastille, so being a parent (in addition to being a teacher and administrator) always influences her professional practice.