Welcome to Round Hill Elementary School!
It is an honor to introduce myself as your principal. I am the proud father of two beautiful girls, Alexa and Taylor. I live in Berryville, VA, with my wife, Janine. I am originally from Winchester, VA, and graduated from Handley High School.
I began my professional career here in Loudoun County as a third grade teacher at Lowes Island Elementary School, after graduating from Bridgewater College in 1996 with a BA in Psychology and a concentration in elementary education. After teaching in Sterling for a year, I decided to return to Winchester, VA, where I had been raised. I taught fourth grade for four years before deciding to return to Loudoun County Public Schools. During my time in Winchester, I began work on a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Shenandoah University. I completed that degree in 2003 while teaching third grade at Leesburg Elementary School.
In January of 2004, I accepted a position as the assistant principal at Sterling Elementary School where I remained until July 1, 2008. I then led Rolling Ridge Elementary School passionately as its principal for six years and wrapped up my time there in the Spring of 2014. Based on the outstanding work of the Rolling Ridge faculty, staff, and students, I am humbled to say that I was selected as the Principal of the Year for Loudoun County Public Schools and was the recipient of the Washington Post Distinguished Leadership Award in March of 2014. I am overjoyed to now serve as your principal here at Round Hill Elementary School.
My personal mission statement since becoming a principal has been “Inspiring to Believe,” because I take great responsibility in leading the children and staff that I am tasked to serve to BELIEVE in themselves, BELIEVE in others, BELIEVE in our school, and BELIEVE in our nation. When a child or individual believes in these things, they can accomplish far more than they ever thought possible!
We hope that through our website you may catch a glimpse of the many wonderful things that Round Hill Elementary School has to offer. We welcome you to visit Round Hill Elementary School and encourage you to join us inspiring our students to believe in themselves as they work to achieve great things!