Welcome to Our Newest Principal at Garfield Elementary School 7-13-20

School News
July 13, 2020

FCPS announces the appointment of a new principal.

April Cage, who currently serves as principal of Bonnie Brae Elementary, has been named the new principal of Garfield Elementary, effective Monday, July 27.  

Mrs. Cage brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the principalship having served in multiple schools with diverse communities, and various academic programs. She has served as the principal of Bonnie Brae since 2016. Prior to serving as principal, she held the following positions, all in Region 3 schools: advanced academics resource teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal at Riverside Elementary School and assistant principal at Island Creek Elementary School.  

In addition to her professional credentials, Mrs. Cage leads numerous professional development opportunities within FCPS for teachers, aspiring leaders, as well as current school division leaders and has received the following distinctions: National Certification, the Superintendent’s Excellence in Equity Award (2019), and FCPS’ Region 4 Outstanding New Principal FCPS Finalist (2019).

Mrs. Cage earned her Bachelor of Science from Southern University Agricultural & Mechanical College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and her Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from The American College of Education in Indianapolis, Indiana. She holds her Virginia Postgraduate Professional License in Administration & Supervision PreK-12, Elementary Ed. Pre-K-6 and Gifted Education.