Andrew Davis ’03, principal at Round Hill Elementary School in Round Hill, Virginia, was recently honored by The Washington Post as one of the region’s best principals with a 2014 Distinguished Educational Leadership Award.
The awards recognize those who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational environment.
Davis previously served as principal at Rolling Ridge Elementary School in Sterling, Virginia, and was recently recognized as the 2014 Loudon County Principal of the Year.
“I am truly honored to have been selected as Loudoun County’s Principal of the Year and as a recipient of the Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award,” said Davis. “The Rolling Ridge faculty and staff have worked passionately to meet the needs of the students that we serve. It is because of their dedicated efforts and the documented successes of our students that I was honored for this award. Despite the challenges of serving an incredibly diverse Title 1 school, they believed that our students could and would succeed! It is a huge privilege to lead such an inspirational group of educators!”
According to The Washington Post, Rolling Ridge was designated as a school in need of improvement in 2012, based on its state test performance. But the school met all of its federal testing goals in 2013. Nearly four in 10 students are learning English as a second language, and 62 percent qualify for free and reduced-price lunch.
Davis has also served as assistant principal at Sterling Elementary School, and he has taught at the elementary level for both Loudoun County Public School and Winchester Public Schools.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Bridgewater College and a master’s degree in educational administration from Shenandoah University.