Region 3 serves the Edison, Mount Vernon, and West Potomac pyramids
About Region 3
Region 3 is located in the eastern part of the county, surrounded by the Potomac River. It serves a large military population with the nearby Army installation of Fort Belvoir, located just off of Route 1.
Region 3 is organized into three geographically-based pyramids. At the top of each pyramid is one high school, followed by a middle school, and then many elementary schools. Each layer of the pyramid feeds into the one above.
In Region 3, the high schools at the top of the pyramids are Edison, Mount Vernon, and West Potomac. The Region 3 Pyramid Map shows which middle schools and elementary schools feed into each high school.
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Role of Regional Assistant Superintendent
Ray Lonnett , 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, Jesse Kraft and Justine Klena (interim), support the region by providing principals with guidance and coaching and also works closely with assistant principals in the region by facilitating professional development throughout the school year.