PCPS names new principals, leadership at three schools and central office

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Over the past two months, Page County Public Schools has announced five new appointments in leadership roles for the upcoming 2022-23 school year, including two new elementary school principals, an assistant principal, a program coordinator at the Tech Center, and a new central office staff member. Those new appointments include:

Gabrielle Ryman was approved by the Page County School Board on June 2 as the new Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Accountability, and Innovation. Ryman has been a Virginia educator for the past 25 years. For the past four years she has served as the Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning and Innovation for Shenandoah County Public Schools. Ryman has also served as a division Assessment Coordinator and Data Analyst, assistant principal, and mathematics teacher for Shenandoah County, as well as the division Mathematics Specialist in Clarke County. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland in Secondary Math Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Shenandoah University. Ryman is currently a doctoral student with Radford University in the educational leadership program. She will begin her tenure with Page County Public Schools on July 1, 2022.

Corey H. Harlow was selected in May as the new principal of Shenandoah Elementary School for 2022-23. Harlow earned an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Educational Leadership and K-12 Administration and Supervision in 2020 from Old Dominion University, a Master’s of Education in School Counseling from Liberty University in 2017, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Virginia Tech in 2014. He was previously the assistant principal at Shenandoah ElementarySchool. Prior to becoming the assistant principal, Harlow was an elementary school counselor for two years at Stanley Elementary School and a high school counselor for four-and-a-half years in Shenandoah County Public Schools. He also teaches government at Laurel Ridge Community College, and coaches a recreational swim team.

• In early June, Teresa J. Shifflett was announced as the new assistant principal of Shenandoah Elementary School for 2022-23. Shifflett earned a Masters of Education degree in Supervision and Administration with a concentration in Special Education from Liberty University in 2017 and a Bachelors of Arts from James Madison University in 2003. During her education career, Shifflett has gained experience as a classroom teacher, 504 coordinator, assistant principal (Arcadia Middle School), and most recently as Intervention Specialist at Mountain View High School.

• In May, Martina Carroll was appointed as new principal of Springfield Elementary School for 2022-23. Carroll is nearing completion of a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership at Liberty University, holds a Masters degree from James Madison University in Educational Leadership (2015), a Masters degree from William Patterson University in teaching (2006), and a Bachelors degree from Ramapo College of New Jersey in Psychology (2003). She has served as the assistant principal of Ruckersville Elementary for the past six years and has nine years of elementary teaching experience, including Title I reading, kindergarten and fourth grade. Carroll has school leadership experience in fields such as Mandt training, chairperson of her school’s safety audit team, teacher performance evaluator, creator of school-wide improvement goals, and leader of social-emotional curriculum development.

• In May, Tommy Pitts was appointed as Supervisor of Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Workforce Readiness for 2022-23. He will join the leadership team at the Page County Technical Center. Pitts holds an Administration and Supervision certificate from James Madison University (2016), a Masters degree from JMU in Curriculum and Instruction (2013), and a Bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Social Science from JMU (2003). He has 17 years of experience with Page County Public Schools, having served as a social studies teacher at all three levels (elementary, middle and high school), Luray High School cross country and track coach, and Luray Elementary School assistant principal. Some of his accolades during this time include Teacher of the Year (LHS in 2001 and Luray Middle School in 2017), PCPS Division Teacher of the Year award in 2016-17, and cross country Coach of the Year in 2016 for both Conference 44 and 1A Eastern Regional. Pitts is formally trained as a Teacher Mentorship specialist and will focus on College and Career Readiness and CTE expansion at the Tech Center.

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