Welcome to Our Newest Principals at Bailey's and Cub Run Elementary Schools 1-15-21

School News
January 15, 2021

FCPS announces the appointment of two new principals.

Satonya Dews, who has served as assistant principal at West Springfield Elementary School since 2018, has been named the new principal of Bailey’s Elementary School, effective February 1. Dews began her career in Fairfax County Public Schools as a teacher at Woodley Hills Elementary, where she taught general education, students with disabilities, and students enrolled in English for speakers of other languages (ESOL). She then worked as an ESOL assessment teacher for the division before being hired as the assistant principal of Cardinal Forest Elementary. In 2018 she joined the West Springfield Elementary staff as the assistant principal. Dews speaks Spanish and is looking forward to using these skills as the principal of Bailey’s Elementary School. Dews earned bachelor’s degrees in international business and Spanish from James Madison University, a Master of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from Norfolk State University and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University.  In 2010, she earned her endorsement in administration and supervision from the University of Virginia.    

Natalie Lorenzi, who has served as assistant principal at Greenbriar East Elementary School since 2018, has been named the new principal for Cub Run Elementary School, effective February 1. Lorenzi, a 26-year veteran of FCPS, spent the first 19 years of her career as a classroom teacher and ESOL specialist at Hutchison Elementary and Glen Forest Elementary. She founded the Climbing to College program to introduce postsecondary options to students living in poverty.  Between 2011 and 2018, Lorenzi served as the library media specialist at Glen Forest Elementary, Mantua Elementary, and Lake Braddock Secondary Schools. During this time, she developed and facilitated professional learning on diversity in curriculum and literature, with an emphasis on closing achievement gaps through student engagement. Lorenzi began her administrative career as an interim assistant principal at Canterbury Woods Elementary and an extended school year administrative intern at Parklawn Elementary.  She is trained in Restorative Justice practices and coordinated the first Restorative Justice circle process at Greenbriar East Elementary. She has also served as the school’s equity lead, developing and delivering staff professional development on cultural proficiency with a focus on equity and access for all students. Lorenzi earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Master of teaching from the University of Virginia. She is also a graduate of the Accelerated Certification Cohort XII for Administration in FCPS from the University of Virginia.