Region 1

Region 1 serves the schools of the Herndon, Langley, Madison, Oakton, and South Lakes pyramids

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About Region 1

The Region 1 office focuses on ensuring educational excellence, equality, and student achievement in a safe learning environment. Across Region 1, we've put an emphasis on our students. Achieving academic goals, learning essential life skills, and taking responsibility in the community serve as the foundations of our belief system.

Quick Facts About Region 1

  • 40 schools (As a comparison, Arlington County Public Schools has a total of 31 schools)
  • 38,000 students (As a comparison, Region 1 would be the 8th largest school district in Virginia)
  • IB Program: South Lakes High School
  • IB Middle Years Program: Langston Hughes Middle School (1 of 7 middle schools offering this program)
  • AP Program: Herndon High School, Langley High School, James Madison High School, Oakton High School
  • Language Immersion: 
    • French: Herndon Elementary School and Herndon Middle School 
    • Spanish: Herndon Elementary School, Lake Anne Elementary School, Herndon Middle School, Langston Hughes Middle School
    • Japanese: Fox Mill Elementary School, Great Falls Elementary School, Rachel Carson Middle School, Cooper Middle School 

Pyramid Organization

Region 1 is organized into five geographically-based pyramids. At the top of each pyramid is one high school, followed by several middle schools and then many elementary schools. Each layer of the pyramid feeds into the one above.

In Region 1, the high schools at the top of the pyramids are Herndon, Langley, Madison, Oakton, and South Lakes. The Region 1 Pyramid Map shows which middle schools and elementary schools feed into each high school.

School Board Members Elaine Tholen and Stella Pekarsky recently hosted a town hall and were joined by Douglas Tyson, the assistant superintendent for Region 1. 


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Role of Regional Assistant Superintendent

Douglas Tyson, the regional assistant superintendent, provides leadership, direction, and accountability for principals by monitoring school effectiveness through testing data, staff and parent surveys, and feedback from the school community.

Promoting collaboration among schools, parents, and the School Board is an important role and, oftentimes, the regional assistant superintendent will be involved in the resolution of difficult issues.

The regional assistant superintendent is also responsible for evaluating principals and conducting searches for new principals, as well as developing and promoting positive, capable, and diverse school leaders.

Role of Executive Principal

The executive principals support the region by providing principals with guidance and coaching, and also by working closely with assistant principals in the region to facilitate professional development throughout the school year.

Tony Copeland - Executive Principal

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Lindsay Trout - Executive Principal

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