Region 4

Region 4 serves the Centreville, Lake Braddock, Robinson, South County, and West Springfield pyramids

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About Region 4

The Region 4 office focuses on ensuring educational excellence, equality, and student achievement in a safe learning environment.

Quick Facts About Region 4

  • 36 schools, including 2 of the county’s secondary schools serving students in grades 7-12
  • Approximately 37,000 students
  • Serving the second largest percentage of military-connected families in FCPS
  • Purple Star Schools:  Fairview Elementary, Hunt Valley Elementary, Ravensworth Elementary, and Sangster Elementary
  • IB Program: Robinson Secondary School
  • AP Program: Centreville High School, Lake Braddock Secondary School, South County High School and West Springfield High School
  • Language Immersion: 
    • German: Orange Hunt Elementary, Irving Middle School
    • Spanish: Laurel Ridge Elementary, Robinson Secondary School; Ravensworth Elementary, Lake Braddock Secondary
    • Korean: Colin Powell Elementary, Liberty Middle

Pyramid Organization

Region 4 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 4, the high schools at the top of the pyramids are Centreville, Lake Braddock, Robinson, South County, and West Springfield. The Region 4 Pyramid Map shows which middle schools and elementary schools feed into each high school.


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Role of Regional Assistant Superintendent

Penny Gros, 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, Lisa Reddel and Dave Jagels, 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.

Lisa Reddel - Executive Principal

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Dave Jagels - Executive Principal

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