King and Queen County is pleased to announce Mrs. Allison Jordan as the new Principal of King and Queen Elementary School. For the past three years, Mrs. Jordan has served as one of the Assistant Principals at Yorktown Middle School. Her instructional leadership responsibilities included leading the special education, math, science and foreign language departments. She also served as the administrator over transportation, fund raising, crisis management, and new teacher mentorship. Other administrative positions filled include serving the Assessment and Compliance Coordinator for both Yorktown Middle School and Bruton High School. Mrs. Jordan defines herself as a teacher and brings to King and Queen Elementary 19 years of classroom experience. She has taught in Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and for the Department of Defense in England. Mrs. Jordan has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, and Master of Arts: Educational Administration and Leadership from The George Washington University in Washington, D. C. She has also studied abroad at National Louis University, Cambridge England, in the area of Curriculum and Instruction. Mrs. Jordan currently lives on a street titled, “Tiger Paw Path” so she feels right at home at KQES. Her husband is retired from the Air Force after 24 years of service and they have two boys, the oldest lives and works in Maryland and their youngest just graduated from Grafton High. I am very confident in this decision for King and Queen Elementary School. Please join me in welcoming her to our school and community.
Maxwell Paulette, Jr. and Noah Morris from King and Queen High School were recently awarded the American History Award by Woodmen of the World, West Point Chapter 442 along with 3 other students from private or public high schools from surrounding counties. This award is presented by Woodmen of the World to students across the United States that excelled in their studies and succeeded in maintaining the highest grades in their study of American History. This was the first time that a school has had two equally matched students. They worked very hard and their teacher, Chuck Hudson is to be commended for his teaching talents. This is also the first time that Woodmen has presented this award to siblings. Noah Morris is following in the steps of his older brother who received the award in 2013. These awards were presented to these students at a banquet in their honor at Nick’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant in Shacklesford, VA on May 11, 2015.
King and Queen County Public Schools will have a new leader starting July 1, Dr. Carol B. Carter, a resident of King and Queen for the past 17 years. Larry Horsley, Buena Vista School Board District representative, who resigned at the end of the April 15th School Board meeting stated, “In selecting Dr. Carter as the next superintendent of King and Queen County Public Schools the Board put the future of the system in the hands of a resident of the county. Dr. Carter has a vested interest in the community as a citizen and as one of its leaders. She will bring new perspective to the position of superintendent because she is a constituent like the parents and guardians of the students we are all here to serve. Her success as King and Queen Elementary School’s Principal has been remarkable and been pivotal to the school’s continued accreditation. We have full confidence that Dr. Carter will execute her new role with the same compassion, fortitude, and resolve as she has throughout her already accomplished career.” Carter has 24 years’ experience in education. She has served as the Principal of King and Queen Elementary School for the past 4 years. During the past year she has also served as the Director of Special Projects (Transportation). Prior to that, she was Assistant Principal at Bruton High School in York County, math teacher for 10 years in New Kent County and 7 years in Louisa County. Carter earned her doctorate degree in Education Policy Planning and Leadership from the College of William and Mary in 2012. She also holds two master’s degrees from the College of William and Mary in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Secondary Mathematics and Administration and Supervision (K-12). Carter’s bachelor degree from Fairmont University in West Virginia is in Mathematics (7-12) and Library Science.
CONGRATULATIONS King and Queen Elementary School for receiving the 2014-2015 Lifesaver Award for raising over $2015.00 for the Olive Garden’s Pasta for Pennies program benefiting The Leukemia & lymphoma Society. King and Queen Elementary School students’ with the support of family, friends, teachers, staff and the community raised $3,600.37. Our students worked very hard on this community service project. KQES individual classrooms raised over 100.00 each. Each class received either a gold, silver or Bronze Pennant for their hard work. Our top 3 classroom winners were: First place: Ms. Lowry/Ms. Naylor‘s Pre-K class, 2nd place: Mr. O’Brien’s 7th grade class and 3rd place: Ms. Doan’s 3rd grade class. Pre-K and 7th grade celebrated with a Pasta lunch from Olive Garden while 3rd grade enjoyed an ice cream party. The KQES TIGERS did a fantastic job; we all enjoyed a day of ice cream and cupcakes. GO TIGERS!
Congratulations! King & Queen Elementary School was selected as the Olive Garden Pasta for Pennies “Rookie of the Year” school in the Virginia Chapter this year. “Rookie of the Year” is awarded to a first time participant school that holds a planning meeting, sets a fundraising goal, and hosts a school assembly. Your school truly embodied the spirit of giving to help others in need and caring for those who are battling blood cancer. Your leadership was a key factor in your school’s success as well. It would be our privilege to present your school with a plaque to commemorate this achievement. On behalf of the patients and families we serve, along with the staff of LLS, I am truly grateful for your school’s support and partnership in our mission to accelerate blood cancer cures and bring effective treatments to those who need them most.
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