Welcome to Our Two Newest Principals at Kilmer Center and Saratoga ES 6-22-20

School News
June 22, 2020

FCPS announces the appointment of two new principals.


Hoang Nguyen, who has served as assistant principal of Kilmer Center since 2016, has been named the new principal of Kilmer Center, effective July 1.  Nguyen began his career in FCPS as a special education teacher at Armstrong Elementary before moving to Marshall Road Elementary to serve as a crisis resource teacher where he remained for seven years. He taught at St. Coletta School in Washington, D.C., before joining the staff at Armstrong. As a Level 2 Professional Crisis Management (PCM) behavior analysis practitioner, he is able to respond and supervise every student Crisis Response Team call to ensure multiple strategies are being implemented, fidelity to Behavior Intervention Plans are being followed, and students and staff are safe throughout any crisis. Nguyen earned his bachelor of science degree in organizational development from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master of arts in teaching children with emotional/behavioral disabilities from the George Washington University. He received his administrative endorsement in School Administration and Supervision PreK-12 from George Mason University.  

Erica Loesch, who currently serves as assistant principal at Burke School, has been appointed principal of Saratoga Elementary, effective July 1.  She has been a teacher at the elementary level, a special education department chair, a summer-school site administrator, and assistant principal at Saratoga Elementary. At Burke School, Loesch was integral in establishing a separate day school program for students in grades K-6.  As assistant principal at Saratoga, she oversaw the Comprehensive Services Site program and worked with grade level teams to ensure fidelity of literacy, math, and science instruction. Loesch earned her bachelor of arts in special education and elementary education at Elon University and her master of arts in education—leadership and policy studies from Virginia Tech.  She has certifications and endorsements in Special Education K-12; Elementary Education, Pre-K-6; and Administration and Supervision, PreK-12.