The Roanoke County School Board has announced the new principals for Fort Lewis Elementary and Mason’s Cove Elementary. Here is the full news release from community relations specialist Chuck Lionberger:
ROANOKE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD ANNOUNCES ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES
New principals at Fort Lewis, Mason’s Cove and Mountain View elementary schools
ROANOKE – At their April 30 meeting, the Roanoke County School board announced four administrative changes for the 2009-2010 school year.
Kimberly Bradshaw, current assistant principal at Burlington Elementary School, will become the principal at Fort Lewis Elementary School. Bradshaw worked as second and third grade teacher in Roanoke County before becoming assistant principal at Burlington Elementary in 2007. She holds a bachelors degree in liberal studies from Longwood College and a masters of education degree in administration and supervision from the University of Virginia. Bradshaw replaces Melissa Jones, who earlier this year was named the principal at Bonsack Elementary School.
Leigh Smith, current principal at Mason’s Cove Elementary School will return to Mountain View Elementary School, this time as the principal. Smith was the assistant principal at Mountain View before becoming principal at Mason’s Cove in 2008. Smith replaces Rebecca Eastwood, who earlier this year was named the Director of Elementary Education for Roanoke County Public Schools.
Ashley McCallum, current assistant principal at Green Valley Elementary School will become the principal at Mason’s Cove Elementary School. McCallum taught elementary P.E. for eight years before becoming the assistant principal at Green Valley in 2006, where she also co-teaches math and language arts in 5th grade. McCallum holds a bachelors degree in physical education from Roanoke College and a master’s degree in education from Virginia Tech.
Steven Anderson, current 5th grade teacher at Mountain View Elementary School will become the assistant principal at Glen Cove Elementary School. Anderson has been with Roanoke County Public Schools for three years. He holds a bachelors degree from Radford University and is working towards his master’s degree in school administration at the University of Virginia. Anderson replaces Virginia Sharp who earlier this year was named the acting principal at Bent Mountain Elementary School.
“We have so many great people working in our schools, and Kim, Leigh, Ashley and Steven are no exception,’ said Roanoke County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Lorraine Lange. “We have had a long tradition of excellence in our schools and I am confident these four will continue that tradition of excellence,” Lange said.