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LCPS Welcomes Teacher Class of 2019

The big noise coming from Dulles South on Friday, August 9th, was the sound of Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) welcoming its new teachers.

250-plus members of the John Champe High School Marching Band, along with the cheerleading squad and color guard, arrived at the high school at 5 a.m. to do a live segment of “News 4 Today” with Molette Green. They stuck around until after 8 a.m. to welcome 684 new teachers as they walked the red carpet to New Employee Orientation. (A highlight of the “News 4 Today” segment was the LCPS Human Resources and Talent Development staff going retro by doing a “Soul Train” dance line along the red carpet.)

Among the new LCPS teachers, 62 percent (425) hold master’s degrees and 0.9 percent (six) have doctorates.

15 percent (100) of the new hires are Loudoun County Public School graduates.

These new hires come from:

  • Stone Bridge High School: 13
  • Broad Run High School: 12
  • Briar Woods High School: 10
  • Loudoun Valley High School: 10
  • Freedom High School: eight
  • Woodgrove High School: eight
  • Loudoun County High School: five
  • Dominion High School: four
  • Potomac Falls High School: four
  • Park View High School: three
  • Heritage High School: two
  • John Champe High School: two
  • Tuscarora High School: one

38 of the LCPS grads were in the teacher cadet program.

This is where the new hires are coming from:

  • 26 are graduates of a Maryland college or university.
  • 12 are graduates of a college or university in Washington, D.C.
  • 15 are graduates of a North Carolina college or university.
  • 27 are graduates of a New York college or university.
  • 37 are graduates of a West Virginia college or university.
  • 65 are graduates of a Pennsylvania college or university.
  • 329 are graduates of a Virginia college or university.
  • 17 are graduates of Radford University.
  • Nine are graduates of Old Dominion University.
  • 25 are graduates of the University of Virginia.
  • 17 are graduates of Shenandoah University.
  • Six are graduates of the College of William and Mary.
  • 18 are graduates of Virginia Tech.
  • 57 are graduates of James Madison University.
  • 98 are graduates of George Mason University.

LCPS hired 173 graduates from a wide variety of other colleges and universities around the country and the world. These include 15 from Arizona, 14 from Florida, 20 from California and five from Massachusetts.

10 new hires have served in the military.