Jeff Rounsley, an assistant principal at John Champe High School, has been named the principal of Willard Intermediate School.
The Loudoun County School Board officially approved Rounsley for the post at its Tuesday meeting. His appointment is effective Nov. 1.
Willard Intermediate School is scheduled to open for the 2018-2019 school year. For two years, it will operate as an intermediate school, housing grades eight and nine, while sixth and seventh graders attend Mercer Middle School, and 10th through 12th graders attend John Champe High School. If all goes as planned, in the fall of 2020, a new high school (HS-9) will open and Willard will operate as a typical middle school.
Rounsley will hold two Meet the Principal sessions on Wednesday, Nov. 8th. The first will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Mercer Middle School, and the second from 7 to 8 p.m. at John Champe High School.
Rounsley began his career as a social science teacher at Rocky Run Middle School in Fairfax County. He came to Loudoun County Public Schools as a social science teacher at Park View High School. He also worked for the Loudoun’s Department of Instruction as a school improvement and student achievement programs coordinator prior to serving as one of the first assistant principals at John Champe High School when it opened in 2012.
Rounsley holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in teaching from the University of Virginia. He earned a master of educational administration degree from George Mason University.