Dr. Swanson’s career has taken her through 13 years of teaching and school administration. Prior to coming to King and Queen County Public Schools, she taught elementary school as a special educator for several years and served as an elementary and middle school assistant principal and as a high school principal for York County School Division. Dr. Swanson obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, Master of Arts degree in Education with an emphasis in Special Education, and Doctor of Education degree in Educational Planning, Policy and Leadership from the prestigious College of William and Mary. Dr. Swanson serves as the ministry head for the Chosen Generation Teen Ministry at Kingdom Life Christian Church located in Williamsburg, Virginia. She is also a member of the praise and worship ministry. Dr. Swanson’s ultimate goal in her leadership role in education is to develop, shape, enhance, and implement sound practices which ensure equal educational opportunities for all students. Her overall vision is to be an educator whose leadership inspires excellence and provokes social changes within the educational community. Dr. Swanson and her husband Rodney are the proud parents of one son, Rodney Jr. and have one grandson.
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.