The Virginia Department of Education is asking parents and other members of the public to complete a 16-item online survey on improving annual School Performance Report Cards for schools, school divisions and the commonwealth. The survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete. Responses are anonymous. The survey may be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/schoolreportcards and will remain active until Friday, August 14, 2015. (click heading for survey link)
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.
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.
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