Drive Yourself Successful - Rachel Carter
Championing Excellence - Janice Garland
Leading, Learning for the Future - Steve Constantino
Teacher Selection: The Hiring Process - Staci England
Partnering for School-Wide Impact - Deanne Isley and Elizabeth Korab,
Staci England, the current assistant principal at Hollymead, also has experience at both the middle and high school levels, having been an assistant principal at Burley and the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC). In all of these leadership roles, she has been a consistent advocate for learning centered on student interests.
An innovative leader, England, who attended the Air Force Academy, has supported initiatives that have promoted an emphasis on creativity and problem-solving work among students, especially in the sciences and arts. “We were very impressed in our interviews with Ms. England’s priority on using relationships among students, teachers and parents to remove barriers to learning. An important part of her success is the willingness to embrace new ideas that drive student achievement to higher levels,” Dr. Keiser said.
England began her career in Utah as a university teaching assistant, and her first position in Virginia involved directing youth development programs for 4-H. Prior to joining CATEC in 2008, she was the Club Yancey Program Manager for four years, during which she secured a $163,000 grant from the state for the program. She received her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and her master’s degree from Utah State. She currently is enrolled in UVA’s Doctorate of Education program.