Welcome to Our Two Newest Principals at Mount Vernon HS and Greenbriar West ES 7-2-20
JoVon Rogers, who currently serves as the acting principal at Mount Vernon High, has been appointed a principal of Mount Vernon High, effective Wednesday, July 1. Rogers began her career in education in 1995 as a classroom teacher. She taught in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County school districts in Maryland, then joined the staff at Riverside Elementary. Rogers became one of the first instructional coaches in Fairfax County at Riverside and from there, worked as an assistant principal at both Riverside and Island Creek Elementary. She served as principal at Gunston Elementary for six years, then worked as acting associate principal at Hayfield Secondary prior to coming to Mount Vernon High. Rogers co-leads FCPS’ professional development for aspiring principals and has provided professional development on a national scale through her collaboration with the National Association of Secondary School Principals. She has earned National Board Certification and, in FCPS, the Superintendent’s Excellence in Equity Award in 2019, the Hayfield Pyramid Principal of the Year Award in 2018, and the Outstanding First Year Principal Award in 2014. Rogers earned her bachelor of science in psychology and her master of arts in teaching, elementary education, from Morgan State University in Baltimore. She holds the administration and supervision certification (PreK-12) from the FCPS Accelerated Certification Cohort IV in partnership with the University of Virginia.
Andrew Blount, who currently serves as assistant principal at Centreville Elementary, has been named the new principal for Greenbriar West Elementary, effective Monday, July 6. Blount began his career in FCPS in 2000 as a fourth and fifth grade teacher, serving in this capacity for over a decade at Westbriar and Westlawn Elementary Schools. He joined FCPS’s LEAD program as an administrative intern at Canterbury Woods and Rolling Valley Elementary Schools during the 2012-13 school year, then was hired as an assistant principal at Centreville Elementary where he has served for the past seven years. Blount’s strong instructional leadership helped Centreville Elementary close achievement gaps and raise the bar for all students in mathematics, resulting in the school being awarded the FCPS Excellence in Equity Award in 2019. His leadership and support have helped Centreville ES earn national recognition as a Model Professional Learning Communities (PLC) School and as one of the Top 10 Green Schools in the Nation. Blount has been recognized as the 2020 Educator of the Year by the Fairfax County Special Education PTA. He is credited with the development of a Unified Special Olympics sporting event for all seven schools in the Centreville pyramid. Blount earned a bachelor of science in elementary education from Bridgewater College, a master of education in educational transformation from George Mason University, and a master of education certification: Administration and Supervision Pre-K-12 from George Mason University.