Outstanding School-based Leader, Finalists, and School Recipients

The outstanding school-based leader, finalists, and school recipients for 2020

2020 Outstanding School-based Leader 

jamie gadleyJamie C. Gadley
Assistant Principal
Dogwood Elementary School, Region 1

The late Ruth Bader Ginsberg once said, “Fight for the things that you care about. But do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” Jamie Gadley is a relentless champion for children and a merchant of hope. She cultivates a caring community for students, staff, and families wherever she is planted and consistently works to elevate access, opportunities, and achievement for all students. Jamie has also focused on forming and leading programs that support and enhance learning for children regardless of where they are in their learning continuum. It would be said of Jamie that she welcomes, engages, and includes the members of her sphere of influence to elevate excellence. All this, with her vision and heart, truly makes her an outstanding leader.


2020 Outstanding School-based Leader Finalist

kelly baughKelly Baugh
Assistant Principal
Colin Powell Elementary School, Region 4

Kelly epitomizes grit and integrity. She is a servant-leader who does whatever it takes, every day, to ensure the right things happen for students, teachers, and families. Kelly demonstrates a dedication to educating children in a way that exemplifies the equity FCPS strives toward. During the school day she can be found in classrooms, the cafeteria, mentoring students, supporting instructional planning in CLT meetings, and so much more. Kelly leads the SIIP, embodying leadership that promotes a school culture focused on collaboration and collective responsibility for all students. Kelly is known to be a reflective practitioner who is visible throughout the school, listens with compassion and empathy, and absolutely loves teaching and learning.


2020 Outstanding School-based Leader Finalist

christine berryChristine Berry
Assistant Principal
Lorton Station Elementary School, Region 3

Christine leads with her heart and radiates a spirit of positivity. She is a fierce advocate for all children and seeks access to excellence for each student the same way she would for her own children. She believes in creating a safe, fun, and supportive learning environment and has high expectations for students and staff alike. She is committed to providing rigorous instruction for all. At the core of her philosophy of education is her belief that every student can reach their maximum potential through high quality instruction and the love and support of an adult who believes in them. Christine strives to be that adult for all students.


2020 Outstanding School-based Leader Finalist

jennifer knoxJennifer Knox
Interagency Schools Administrator
TSRC Fairfax, Non-Region

Jennifer Knox’s leadership is anchored to a purpose-driven compassion and vision for students, especially those under-served in traditional settings, and her sense of mission and vision guide us all. She encourages creativity and big ideas, exhibits empathy for students and faculty, can take seemingly insurmountable goals and drive them into doable tasks. She shows up with energy and joy for the work, and always, always commits fully to increasing access and opportunity for IAS students and staff. Jennifer’s ability to lead by example and navigate challenges, partnered with her transparent vulnerability, creates a powerful combination for successful leadership. Jennifer Knox is a leader in “HOPE,” Chief Treasure Hunter, and the ideation of the “Phoenix”, IAS’ mascot.


2020 Outstanding School-based Leader Finalist

katie madiganKathryn Madigan
Assistant Principal
Glasgow Middle School, Region 2

Katie has dedicated her career to ensuring all students learn at the highest levels. In her time at Glasgow, she led a schoolwide instructional shift at the largest middle school in Virginia   to a student-centered model to best support students’ diverse needs. She co-developed and implemented a schoolwide walkthrough system which provides regular, targeted feedback and coaching for every teacher, coach, and administrator. As a result, Glasgow’s SOL scores rose from accredited-with-warning status to full accreditation, with growth across every subgroup. Katie believes to her core that high quality instruction is fundamental to equity and that strong collaboration is how schools serve students best. She leads through building others’ capacity, forging strong relationships, and seeking and growing from feedback.


2020 Outstanding School-based Leader Finalist

Linda Cassese Shannon
Assistant Principal
Frost Middle School, Region 5

linda shannonMs. Shannon is a leader who is deeply committed to building relationships with the students, parents, and staff members she serves. For many, she is a sounding board and a safe place to be heard. As a leader, she fosters a student-focused culture and guides her teams toward data-driven decisions and targeted interventions. Her investment in student success, procedural knowledge, and commitment to a collaborative team approach make the difference for her students. A student shared, “She took the pressure off my mom and dad’s shoulders and willingly put it on her own.” Ms. Shannon’s efforts to support others are rooted in genuine compassion, kindness, and a desire to do her best for others.


2020 Outstanding School-based Leader - School Recipients

  • Aldrin Elementary School
    • Rachel Charlton, Assistant Principal
  • Annandale Terrace Elementary School
    • Ingrid Badia, Assistant Principal *
  • Beech Tree Elementary School
    • Maureen Lopez, Assistant Principal
  • Bryant High School
    • Karen Hertel, Assistant Principal
  • Bull Run Elementary School
    • Rachael Blanchard, Assistant Principal
  • Bush Hill Elementary School
    • Hannah Collins, Assistant Principal
  • Carson Middle School
    • Chris Powell, Assistant Principal *
  • Centreville Elementary School
    • Andrew Blount, Assistant Principal
  • Centreville High School
    • Mike Parker, Assistant Principal
  • Chantilly High School
    • Zachary Winfrey, Assistant Principal *
  • Cherry Run Elementary School
    • Jeannie Waters, Assistant Principal
  • Colin Powell Elementary School
    • Kelly Baugh, Assistant Principal *
  • Cooper Middle School
    • Michael Rath, Assistant Principal *
  • Dogwood Elementary School
    • Jamie Gadley, Assistant Principal *
  • Edison High School
    • Deborah Guillen, Director of Student Services
  • Fairfax County Adult High School (FCAHS)
    • Trista Houghton Mason, Assistant Administrator, FCAHS
  • Fairfax High School
    • Maureen Keck, Assistant Principal
  • Fairfax Villa Elementary School
    • Kyung-Joo (KJ) An, Assistant Principal
  • Fairhill Elementary School
    • Courtney Korb, Assistant Principal *
  • Fairview Elementary School
    • Tim Paper, Assistant Principal
  • Falls Church High School
    • Jeanne Kelly, Director of Student Activities
  • Floris Elementary School
    • Amanda C. Dorr, Assistant Principal
  • Fort Belvoir Primary School
    • Jen Fallert, Assistant Principal
  • Fort Hunt Elementary School
    • Katie Pluntke, Assistant Principal *
  • Franconia Elementary School
    • Leeanne Pinski, Assistant Principal
  • Franklin Middle School
    • Robert Gibbs, Assistant Principal
  • Frost Middle School
    • Linda Cassese Shannon, Assistant Principal *
  • Marshall High School
    • Marvana Bennett, Assistant Principal
  • Glasgow Middle School
    • Katie Madigan, Assistant Principal *
  • Graham Road Elementary School
    • Patty Hibner, Assistant Principal
  • Halley Elementary School
    • Pamela Simpkins, Assistant Principal
  • Hayfield Secondary School
    • Christina Cashman, Assistant Principal
  • Herndon Elementary School
    • Stephanie Almquist, Assistant Principal *
  • Herndon High School
    • Krisna Taylor, Director of Student Services
  • Hughes Middle School
    • Amy Smith, Assistant Principal
  • Interagency Alternative Schools
    • Jennifer Knox, Administrator, IAS *
  • Irving Middle School
    • Shawn Spear, Assistant Principal
  • Island Creek Elementary School
    • Karen Baxter, Assistant Principal
  • James Madison High School
    • Cheronda Farrish, Assistant Principal, Special Education
  • Keene Mill Elementary School
    • Ellen Colter, Assistant Principal *
  • Kent Gardens Elementary School
    • Pier Stock McGrath, Assistant Principal *
  • Key Middle School
    • Shawn Brown, Assistant Principal *
  • Kilmer Middle School
    • Michelle Lyttle, Assistant principal
  • Kings Glen Elementary School
    • Christine Ritter, Assistant Principal *
  • Lanier Middle School
    • Michele Johnson, Assistant Principal
  • Laurel Ridge Elementary School
    • Megan Counts, Assistant Principal
  • Lemon Road Elementary School
    • Morgan Birge, Assistant Principal *
  • Liberty Middle School
    • Kate George, Assistant Principal
  • Lorton Station Elementary School
    • Christine Berry, Assistant Principal *
  • Louise Archer Elementary School
    • Jennifer Condra, Assistant Principal *
  • Luther Jackson Middle School
    • Rohini Tohan, Assistant Principal
  • Lynbrook Elementary
    • Kathleen Sain, Assistant Principal
  • Mantua Elementary School
    • Amy Alley, Assistant Principal
  • Mosby Woods Elementary School
    • Sarah Haroutunian, Assistant Principal
  • Mount Vernon High School
    • John Shaffer, Assistant Principal *
  • Mount Vernon Woods Elementary School
    • Kat Ngo, Assistant Principal
  • Mountain View AIM/ALC
    • Kim Taylor, Alternative School Administrator
  • Newington Forest Elementary School
    • Jennifer Min, Assistant Principal *
  • Poplar Tree Elementary School
    • Holly Walker, Assistant Principal
  • Riverside Elementary School
    • Gina O'Neal, Assistant Principal
  • Robinson Secondary School
    • Bill Evers, Assistant Principal *
  • Saratoga Elementary School
    • Abigail Ragan, Assistant Principal
  • Silverbrook Elementary School
    • Travis Thomason, Assistant Principal
  • Sleepy Hollow Elementary School
    • Lindsey Covey, Assistant Principal
  • South County High School
    • Jeremiah Caven, Assistant Principal
  • South Lakes High School
    • Heather Thomas, Director of Student Services
  • Stone Middle School
    • Phil Hudson, Assistant Principal
  • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
    • Rusty Hodges, Director of Student Activities *
  • Timber Lane Elementary School
    • Lisa O'Donovan, Assistant Principal
  • Twain Middle School
    • Stephen J. Fitzgerald, Director of Student Services *
  • Vienna Elementary School
    • Eben Montaquila, Assistant Principal
  • West Springfield Elementary School
    • Satonya Dews, Assistant Principal
  • Westbriar Elementary School
    • Amos Simms-Smith, Assistant Principal
  • Westfield High School
    • Meredith Norris, Assistant Principal *
  • Willow Springs Elementary School
    • Lesley Hassen, Assistant Principal *

* Denotes Pyramid-Level Recipient

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