Welcome to Our Three Newest Principals 5-26-20

School News
May 26, 2020

FCPS announces the appointment of three new principals.

Melissa Miller has been named the new principal of Olde Creek Elementary School. She has served as the acting principal at Olde Creek Elementary since February 3. Previously, she was an assistant principal at Deer Park Elementary School from August 2016 to February 2020 and at McNair Elementary School from 2012-16.  During her tenure at McNair Elementary, she also served as the acting principal from June to August 2014.  From 2005-2012, Miller served as McNair’s lead school counselor from 2005 to 2012. Miller earned a bachelor of science in psychology from Virginia Tech, a master of education in counseling and development from George Mason University, and the administration and supervision endorsement from the University of Virginia.

David Pietzman has been named the new principal of Greenbriar East Elementary School. He has served as the acting principal at Greenbriar East since March 2. Pietzman served as an assistant principal at Greenbriar East beginning in July 2019 until being named acting principal.  Previously, he was the assistant principal at Mosby Woods Elementary School from 2014-19 and served as an Extended School Year (ESY) principal in summer 2016.  From August 2010-14, he served as a mathematics specialist and a fifth and sixth grade teacher at Lane Elementary School.  Before joining FCPS, he taught in the District of Columbia Public Schools and in Arkansas. Pietzman earned a bachelor of arts in middle level education from Harding University, a master of education in advanced studies in teaching and learning from Harding University, a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Endorsement, and the administration and supervision endorsement from the University of Virginia. 

Holly Walker, who has served as assistant principal at Poplar Tree Elementary School since 2014, has been named the new principal for Floris Elementary School.  From August 2010-14, she served as an assistant principal at Union Mill Elementary School. She also served as an Extended School Year (ESY) principal during the summers of 2017 and 2019.  From 1993-2010, Walker was a classroom teacher at Fox Mill Elementary, Floris Elementary, and Union Mill Elementary Schools. Additionally, she served as the SOL (Standards of Learning) resource teacher and testing coordinator at Union Mill from 2005-08.  At Poplar Tree, she spearheaded the implementation of the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) Program that extends volunteer opportunities to fathers and grandfathers to serve as positive male role models for all students.  Walker holds a bachelor of fine arts in dance from George Mason University, a master of education in early childhood education from George Mason University, and the administration and supervision preK-12 endorsement.