Middleburg Community Charter School (MCCS) has announced that Rochelle Proctor will become its new Principal effective July 1, 2017.  Proctor was selected from a candidate pool of over 50 applicants.  MCCS is Northern Virginia’s first public charter school

Proctor plans significant interaction in the days ahead with all the school’s stakeholders, parents, teachers, and community supporters,  to ensure a smooth and effective transition before the beginning of the school year in August

“I embrace this opportunity to use my skills to build the school community by developing relationships with teachers, students, parents and community members to serve the needs of every student,” Proctor said. “I have been very inspired, both personally and professionally, by the Middleburg Charter School mission and vision where parents, teachers, and all stakeholders work together to build the school program. As Principal, I will continue to set the stage for the entire school community to work together ensuring that every child, and every classroom, achieves high levels of academic, social, and emotional success.”

Proctor began her public school career as an early childhood educator in the Staunton City Public Schools as a Head Start/Primary Teacher.

In 2000, she moved to the Rockingham County Public School district to teach elementary education.

She moved to the Loudoun County Public School system in 2007, where she served in various teacher and administrative positions at Little River Elementary and Rosa Lee Carter Elementary.

In 2011, Ms. Proctor held several positions in the Fairfax County Public Schools, where she led extended school year (ESY) programs as an Assistant Principal in several elementary schools.

Proctor holds Virginia certified teaching licenses in Elementary Education, as well as Administration and Supervision. She is an active member of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), and the Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals (VAESP). She is actively involved in professional development, engaging in project-based learning, growth mindset, diversity leadership, and responsive classroom training. She was awarded the Fairfax County Psychology Association “Team Work” award in 2014, was named “Teacher of the Year” in 2002, and was a “Disney Teacher of the Year” nominee.

Proctor has extensive experience working on multidisciplinary teams to collaborate on school improvement areas, creating and overseeing discipline strategies, developing student mentoring programs, increasing opportunities for at-risk students, creating community partnerships, and facilitating student programs which focus on growth mindsets and STEM education.

For more information on Middleburg Community Charter School see   http://www.loudoun.k12.va.us/middleburg.