Outstanding School-Based Leader, Finalists, and School Recipients

The outstanding school-Based leader, finalists, and school recipients for 2021

2021 Outstanding School-Based Leader 

Kathryn Crump TeagueKathryn Crump Teague,
Director, Student Services
Lanier Middle School, Region 5

“I have an idea,” are the words most often uttered by Kathryn in meetings, conversations, or even when she is at home with family. She is constantly thinking of innovative ways to build a more positive and inclusive community at Lanier. You can often find her walking the halls, checking on students during passing, or having lunch with her mentees. As the lead singer of Lanier’s staff band “The Screaming Eagles,” Kathryn has performed at school pep rallies and successfully delivered opening-of-school professional development through song. Her love of working with middle school students is matched only by her love of data and spreadsheets. She is equally happy helping students strengthen their social-emotional skills and working with her colleagues to analyze data.

2021 Outstanding School-Based Leader Finalist

Allison JankovichAllison Jankovich
Assistant Principal
Sangster Elementary School, Region 4

Allison is a compassionate leader who places the needs of each student at the forefront of every decision. he creates possibility out of impossibility and exemplifies collaboration to remove barriers. She guides teachers to make data-driven decisions leading to targeted interventions. She empowers others to build positive relationships and never asks others to do what she isn’t willing to do herself. Allison is serving as acting principal for the third time in eight years and has risen to the occasion by demonstrating effective leadership and tremendous calm during a global pandemic. Allison takes pride in her school community and because of her leadership, the Sangster staff and students have gone beyond what they thought was possible this year.

2021 Outstanding School-Based Leader Finalist

Brandon MoreheadBrandon Morehead
Assistant Administrator
Interagency Alternative Schools, Non-Region

Brandon is a champion of students. “All students are capable of success…no exceptions” is a belief that motivates Brandon’s work as a leader and is what drives him when making all decisions for the students he serves in the Interagency Alternative Schools Program. He knows that in order for all students to be successful, a great staff promoting that same vision and drive for students is imperative. Brandon works to create a welcoming and caring culture where all staff feel supported and appreciated. Important to that is his open-door policy where staff and students feel comfortable coming to him with any question or need.

2021 Outstanding School-Based Leader Finalist

Abigail L. RaganAbigail L. Ragan
Assistant Principal
Saratoga Elementary School, Region 3

Abby is a champion for students who values working as a community to support students’ needs. She collaborates with all stakeholders to support students’ academic and socio-emotional growth, ensuring each person’s voice is heard. Abby’s culture of trust creates a climate where staff have the autonomy to make decisions, reflect and refine current practices and processes to best meet the needs of each student. Abby is a constant support, with her unending smile and humor, to guide them by applauding what’s going well, empowering them, and supporting next steps while keeping students’ needs at the center. A student noted, “She helps people when they are sad, cheers them up, and speaks up for them!”

2021 Outstanding School-Based Leader Finalist

Martha RodeheaverMartha Rodeheaver
Assistant Principal
Oakton High School, Region 1

Outstanding leaders inspire, equip, and empower others. Martha Rodeheaver is an outstanding leader of this caliber. Martha’s greatest asset is her commitment to supporting our students, families, teachers, and staff at Oakton High School. As a school counselor shared about Martha, “Every time someone has a question, she either knows the answers, or she will almost immediately find out the answer for you. She is always there to listen, support, and respects the entire Oakton community.” Regardless of the request or concern, she works tirelessly to overcome complex challenges, including systemic barriers to education reform. For example, Martha supports student success by fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and encouraging teachers to move beyond traditional assessments so that all students achieve Portrait of a Graduate outcomes.

2021 Outstanding School-Based Leader Finalist

Paul W. Stansbery,Paul W. Stansbery
Director, Student Services
McLean High School, Region 2

Extraordinary times come with unique challenges and require leadership that is calm, thoughtful, strategic, and empowering. Paul Stansbery leads faculty and students with grace; understanding each individual’s strengths and leveraging that diversity to multiply effectiveness with equity at the forefront. He strives to educate
students on how to create balance in their lives through appropriate rigor, positive relationships, and service to others. In short, he leads a community to foster student success and happiness through the challenges of the present and the possibilities of the future. Paul is caring, dedicated, and determined to do the right thing and do it well, leading authentically and by example for the McLean community and FCPS at large.

2021 Outstanding School-Based Leader - School Recipients

  • Beech Tree Elementary School
    • Maureen Lopez, Assistant Principal
  • Bonnie Brae Elementary School
    • Kristin Bennink, Assistant Principal
  • Braddock Elementary School
    • Holly Dowling, Assistant Principal
  • Bren Mar Park Elementary School
    • Erin Lear, Assistant Principal*
  • Bryant High School
    • Karen Hertel, Assistant Principal
  • Burke School
    • Thomas Sweet, Assistant Principal
  • Bush Hill Elementary School
    • Hannah Collins, Assistant Principal
  • Cardinal Forest Elementary School
    • Keith Hirsch, Assistant Principal
  • Carson Middle School
    • Sybil D. Terry, Assistant Principal
  • Centreville Elementary School
    • Rachel Forte, Assistant Principal
  • Centreville High School
    • Harry Wolin, Director of Student Services
  • Chantilly High School
    • Amy Parmentier, Assistant Principal
  • Cherry Run Elementary School
    • Jeannie Waters, Assistant Principal
  • Clearview Elementary School
    • Kate Beckner, Assistant Principal
  • Cooper Middle School
    • Maureen McLoughlin, Assistant Principal*
  • Crossfield Elementary School
    • Barbara Fant, Assistant Principal
  • Cunningham Park Elementary School
    • Jon Kemmerer, Assistant Principal*
  • Daniels Run Elementary School
    • Michael Parker, Assistant Principal
  • Dranesville Elementary School
    • Ross Baker, Assistant Principal
  • Fairfax High School
    • Laura Rotella, Director of Student Services
  • Fairhill Elementary School
    • Courtney Korb, Assistant Principal
  • Falls Church High School
    • Gabriela Ritchey, Assistant Principal
  • Floris Elementary School
    • Amanda Dorr, Assistant Principal
  • Fort Belvoir Primary School
    • Jennifer Fallert, Assistant Principal
  • Fort Hunt Elementary School
    • Katie Pluntke, Assistant Principal
  • Franconia Elementary School
    • Leeanne Pinski, Assistant Principal
  • Freedom Hill Elementary School
    • Eric Kopacz, Assistant Principal
  • Frost Middle School
    • Danielle Hornbecker, Director of Student Services
  • Glasgow Middle School
    • Joash Chung, Director of Student Services
  • Greenbriar East Elementary School
    • Natalie Lorenzi, Assistant Principal*
  • Greenbriar West Elementary School
    • Jordan Cook, Assistant Principal
  • Hayfield Secondary School
    • Matthew Mough, Associate Principal*
  • Herndon High School
    • Michael Gillespie, Assistant Principal
  • Hollin Meadows Elementary School
    • Tieya White, Assistant Principal
  • Holmes Middle School
    • Justin Simmons, Assistant Principal
  • Hughes Middle School
    • Michele Beard, Director of Student Services
  • Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts & Sciences
    • Sean McCartney, Assistant Principal*
  • Hutchison Elementary School
    • Steven Wilson, Assistant Principal*
  • Interagency Alternative Schools
    • Brandon Morehead, Assistant Administrator*
  • Irving Middle School
    • Shawn Spear, Assistant Principal*
  • Justice High School
    • Brian Garvey, Director of Student Activities*
  • Key Middle School
    • Jessica Tippins, Director of Student Services
  • Kilmer Middle School
    • Michelle Lyttle, Assistant Principal
  • Kings Glen Elementary School
    • Christine Ritter, Assistant Principal
  • Lake Braddock Secondary School
    • Ana Cingel, Assistant Principal
  • Lanier Middle School
    • Kathryn Teague, Director of Student Services*
  • Lemon Road Elementary School
    • Morgan Birge, Assistant Principal
  • Longfellow Middle School
    • Marissa Brooks, Director of Student Services
  • Lorton Station Elementary School
    • Christine Berry, Elementary School Assistant Principle
  • Mantua Elementary School
    • Amy Alley, Assistant Principal*
  • Marshall High School
    • Kevin Wallace, Assistant Principal*
  • McLean High School
    • Paul Stansbery, Director of Student Services*
  • Mount Vernon High School
    • Derek Steele, Assistant Principal
  • Mount Vernon Woods Elementary School
    • Pamela M. Cherry, Assistant Principal
  • Oakton High School
    • Martha Rodeheaver, Assistant Principal*
  • Olde Creek Elementary School
    • Alison Butler, Assistant Principal
  • Poe Middle School
    • Denise Bridgeman, Assistant Principal
  • Quander Road School
    • Adrian Williams, Assistant Principal*
  • Riverside Elementary School
    • Gina O’Neal, Assistant Principal*
  • Robinson Secondary School
    • Travis Hess, Director of Student Services, High School*
  • Rocky Run Middle School
    • Young Hong, Director of Student Services
  • Rolling Valley Elementary School
    • Veronica Del Bagno, Assistant Principal
  • Sandburg Middle School
    • Desmond Dawkins, Assistant Principal
  • Sangster Elementary School
    • Allison Jankovich, Assistant Principal*
  • Saratoga Elementary School
    • Abigail Ragan, Assistant Principal*
  • Shrevewood Elementary School
    • Tylea Holley, Assistant Principal
  • Sleepy Hollow Elementary School
    • Lindsey Covey, Assistant Principal
  • South County High School
    • Marci Norem, Director of Student Services*
  • South County Middle School
    • Chris Woodby, After School Specialist
  • South Lakes High School
    • Amy Balint, Assistant Principal
  • Stone Middle School
    • Tami Stubblefield, Director of Student Services *
  • Stratford Landing Elementary School
    • LaChelle Williams, Assistant Principal
  • Twain Middle School
    • Stephen J. Fitzgerald, Director of Student Services *
  • Union Mill Elementary School
    • Jennifer Skerker, Assistant Principal*
  • West Potomac High School
    • Susie Britton, Assistant Principal
  • Westbriar Elementary School
    • Amos Simms-Smith, Assistant Principal
  • Westfield High School
    • Susan Fox, Assessment Coach
  • Woodburn School for the Fine & Communicative Arts
    • Bridget Louder, Assistant Principal*
  • Woodson High School
    • Paula Disalvo, Assistant Principal

* Denotes Pyramid-Level Recipient

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