Tinell L. Priddy, an assistant principal of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, will take the helm as the first principal of the Academies of Loudoun.
The Academies of Loudoun is under construction and slated to open in the fall of 2018. While Priddy will help prepare for the full academies opening, she will also oversee the start of the new Academy of Engineering and Technology, one of three programs that will make up the Academies of Loudoun. The Academy of Engineering and Technology will open later this month in a wing of Tuscarora High School.
Priddy has served as the assistant principal of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County for the past three years. Prior to that position, she served as the senior master educator (director) for secondary STEM for the District of Columbia Public Schools from 2011 to 2013. As the senior master educator, Priddy worked as the resident principal for McKinley Technology STEM High School and Wilson High School. She taught engineering and mathematics and served as department chair at Oak Harbor High School in Oak Harbor, WA, and worked as a teacher instructor at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL.
Priddy holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a minor in technology education from Western Washington University, a master’s degree in curriculum, instruction, and assessment from Western Washington University, and a doctorate in education, education leadership from Argosy University in Hawaii.
The Academies of Loudoun will house expanded versions of the existing Academy of Science and C.S. Monroe Technology Center, as well as the new program Academy of Engineering and Technology. The 315,000-square-foot building along Sycolin Road south of Leesburg will have space to serve 2,500 students who attend classes there every other day or 1,250 students per day.
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