Ms. Susan A. Ross is principal at Loudoun Valley. Ms. Ross is in her 9th year leading learning at Loudoun Valley High School. Before becoming an administrator, she taught biology and chemistry for twenty years, and is endorsed in gifted education. Ms. Ross taught at Piedmont Virginia Community College; taught, and coached softball for the University of Virginia; and taught and coached in Orange County, Virginia – for a total now of over 33 years of experience in education.
Ms. Ross graduated from Carleton College in Northfield Minnesota; and has two masters degrees - one in biomechanics from the University of Virginia and one in educational leadership from George Mason University. She has served as an adjunct faculty member for George Mason University. and she is currently pursuing doctoral studies. She has served as Captain and is a life member of the Madison County rescue squad in Madison Virginia where she lived for many years prior to moving to Loudoun.
Ms. Ross is very excited about another very positive, productive and energetic start to the new year.
"Our new and returning teachers are very excited about the 2013-2014 school year! As we enter our 52nd year as a high school in our community, our SCA's theme this year is "Challenge Accepted!"
I challenge each of us to find our greatness, as we work to guide our students to find their greatness. This will be our best year ever!
"We have so much going on in our school community! From our global awareness initiatives to our school based community service projects, we are a school focused on service, citizenship, integrity, and excellence. Our culture is a culture of learning - learning for everyone including students, teachers, staff, administrators, and parents - whatever it takes.
"We are focusing on the gains in learning for each individual student. Collectively these gains continue to contribute to our high performance across the board and serve to earn us high recognition marks as a high school. We strive to ensure that each and every student is learning to his/her full potential.
"We believe in continuous improvement and we work together daily using a collaborative model at Valley. We are proud of our combination of creative innovations and our rich and outstanding academic and extracurricular traditions.
Let's remember that our collaborative conversations collectively define us...so we always work to keep the focus on positive and continuous improvement.
"I look forward to another great year of continuing to serve our Valley students, faculty, parents, and community."