Students at two more Loudoun County schools will have new principals when they return this fall.
The School Board recently approved the appointment of Kevin Tyson as the new principal of John Champe High School and Lottie Spurlock as the new principal of Cardinal Ridge Elementary.
Tyson is in his ninth year with Loudoun County Public Schools and comes to John Champe after serving as assistant principal at Stone Bridge High School. In his 10 years in education, he has served as a teaching assistant, health and physical education teacher, career and technical education director, dean of students and assistant principal. His teaching career began at Broad Run High School. He later returned to his home state of Alabama to teach at Midfield High School for a year before returning to Broad Run and then moving to Stone Bridge High School as assistant principal.
He replaces John Champe’s first principal John Gabriel, who has been named the principal of Independence High School, which opens in fall of 2019.
Spurlock comes to Cardinal Ridge after serving as principal of Rolling Ridge Elementary. She has 25 years of experience in education. Spurlock began her career as a kindergarten teacher in Chesterfield County in 1993. She later served as a fifth-grade teacher in both Chesterfield and Prince George’s County public schools. She was both a beginning teacher coach and a Communities in Schools Site Coordinator in Chesterfield County. Her first assistant principal assignment was with the Petersburg City Public Schools.
She replaces the school’s first principal, Ricardy Anderson, who no longer works in the school system.