Welcome to Our Newest Principal at Dranesville Elementary School 9-23-20

School News
September 23, 2020

FCPS announces the appointment of a new principal.

Jamie Gadley, who has served as assistant principal at Dogwood Elementary School since 2017, has been selected to serve as the new principal of Dranesville Elementary School, effective September 28. At Dogwood, Gadley established a Dogwood Saturday Academy with reading and math labs as electives for students in grades 5-6 and led the development of a Student Wellness Team to assess the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students. Prior to becoming assistant principal at Dogwood, she served as an acting assistant principal at Lake Anne Elementary, a summer Young Scholars site director at Hunters Woods Elementary, and a summer assistant principal at London Towne Elementary. Gadley taught at Hunters Woods, Dogwood, Providence, and Eagle View elementaries prior to becoming an administrator. Before coming to FCPS, she taught in Buffalo and Baltimore. During her career as an administrator and teacher, she has collaborated with parent liaisons to ensure that all parents develop a mutual partnership with the school, and was instrumental in establishing a Parent Academy, leading to increased parent involvement in student success and advocacy. Additionally, she initiated, planned, and facilitated monthly ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) and special education collaborative learning teams to support students. She also established a robust after school program and has engaged underrepresented students in STEAM experiences. Gadley received her bachelor of arts in Women's Studies and Sociology from SUNY Buffalo, Bachelor of Science in Elementary education from Medaille College in Buffalo and her master of education in mathematics education from Walden University.