Evangeline Petrich

Evangeline Petrich

Executive Principal, Region 3
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Evangeline Petrich currently serves as executive principal of Region 3. She joined Fairfax County Public Schools in 2012 as the director of Cluster 4.

As executive principal, Petrich supports 40 schools, providing assistance and mentoring to principals, monitoring school improvement plans, and working with the region leadership teams. She also works closely with the Region 3 assistant principals, guiding them through their professional development. 

Prior to working for FCPS, Petrich was an 18-year veteran of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS). She began her career teaching mathematics in middle and high schools, then served as an assistant principal and instructional technology coordinator. In 2008, she became principal of Kempsville High School where she remained until joining FCPS. As principal, she led 175 faculty and staff members in the continuous improvement cycle through data analysis, common formative and summative assessments, and collaboration in professional learning teams. Kempsville High School achieved full accreditation during her tenure.

Petrich earned her bachelor of science degree in mathematics from the College of William and Mary, her master of education degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Virginia, and her doctorate of education in educational leadership and policy studies from Virginia Tech.