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Stafford County School Board appointments

The Stafford County School Board approved the following Stafford County Public Schools appointments, effective July 1, 2020.

Dr. Stanley Jones

Associate Superintendent, Stafford County Public Schools

Dr. Stanley Jones will join Stafford County Public Schools later this summer as Associate Superintendent, replacing Ms. Pamela Kahle, who is retiring after 37 years of service to the division.

Dr. Jones comes with a wealth of experience as an educator, building leader, central office administrator, and superintendent. For the last five years, he has served as Superintendent of Danville City Schools. In this role, he focused on dedicating central office resources to build the capacity of teachers and leaders in buildings through collaborative observations, and to expand access for all students to the division’s strongest programs. Prior to Danville, he also served as Superintendent of King and Queen County Schools.

Before becoming a superintendent, Dr. Jones served in cabinet-level positions in two other divisions; first as Director of School Safety and Discipline Hearing Officer for Hanover County Public Schools, then as Executive Director of Instruction in Spotsylvania County Public Schools. In Hanover, where he also served as a high school principal for seven years before moving to Central Office, he led district-wide initiatives for school safety and crisis response while moving toward more equitable discipline policies for students. In Spotsylvania, he supported the development of professional learning communities, creating and implementing a Response to Intervention (RTI) model for all schools, and directly oversaw the division’s Commonwealth Governors School.

Dr. Jones received his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Secondary Education, as well as his Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling from Radford University, his Administrative licensure preparation from the College of William and Mary, and his Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration and Leadership from Virginia Tech.

Susan Weiderhold

Principal, Hampton Oaks Elementary School

Mrs. Susan Weiderhold will assume the role of Principal at Hampton Oaks Elementary School. She has been an Assistant Principal at Dixon-Smith Middle School since 2016. Mrs. Weiderhold began her career in Loudoun County as an elementary school teacher and continued as an elementary and middle school teacher and math specialist in Spotsylvania County prior to her appointment to the Assistant Principal role at Dixon-Smith Middle School.  While at Dixon-Smith Mrs. Weiderhold has fostered cooperation between the school and the community, demonstrated and encouraged creativity and innovation, and continued to play an active role in the classroom. Mrs. Weiderhold has a strong instructional background that enables her to support classroom practitioners in their professional growth. This spring, Mrs. Weiderhold was one of ten educators awarded the inaugural Rebecca Burnette DuFour Scholarship, recognizing women educators from across the country demonstrating exceptional leadership in their school communities.

Mrs. Weiderhold received a Bachelor’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Mathematics and Science from Radford University, and both a Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction and an Ed.S in Administration & Supervision from The University of Virginia.

Christopher Zook

Supervisor of School Security & Emergency Management

Mr. Christopher Zook will assume the role of Supervisor of School Security & Emergency Management. Mr. Zook is currently the Chief Security Officer for the California-based Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.  Prior to his position at CZI, Mr. Zook was the Senior Manager for Global Security for XPO Logistics/Con-Way. In both roles, Mr. Zook developed safety and security assessments, threat assessments, loss prevention and supervision of security teams both domestically and internationally. In addition, he assisted in secure building designs and operational processes and supported corporate and criminal investigations. Prior to his employment in security, Mr. Zook was a Virginia State Trooper and Police Officer with the Waynesboro, VA police department.

Mr. Zook received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from James Madison University and is pursuing his Master’s in Homeland Security through American Military University.

SCPS Superintendent Dr. Scott R. Kizner announced the following administrator assignment:

  1. Robin Lloyd

Assistant Principal, Rocky Run Elementary School

Ms. Robin Lloyd will return to the elementary level, where she began as a teacher for Stafford County Public Schools over twenty years ago, to serve as Assistant Principal for Rocky Run Elementary School. For the last seven years, Ms. Lloyd has served as a principal in SCPS, first at T. Benton Gayle Middle School, then at Edward E. Drew Middle School. Previously, she served as an assistant principal at both the elementary and middle school levels. As a building leader, Ms. Lloyd has prioritized and prized relationships with individual students, looking to benefit all children with a whole child approach.

Ms. Lloyd received her Bachelors of Science in Human Ecology from Hampton University and her Masters of Education in Administration and Supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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