New Assistant Principals Announced Fitzgerald Elementary School
Posted on 07/07/2021
New Assistant Principals Announced for Fitzgerald Elementary School

Dear Fitzgerald community: 

 

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter to introduce our newly appointed assistant principals, Angela Beebe and Sallay Banya. They come to us with a variety of experiences, both teaching and administrative. I’m confident that their leadership capabilities and positive energy will align well with our community.

 

A brief introduction letter from Ms. Beebe and Ms. Banya are below. I’m excited that they will join us in “Lighting the Way to the Future.” Please join me in welcoming Angela Beebe and Sallay Banya to the Fitzgerald community!

 

Sincerely, 

 

George Wright

Principal  

Fitzgerald Elementary School

Hello to the Fitzgerald Community:

I am very excited to join the Fitzgerald Elementary Team! I cannot wait to meet and talk with students, parents, staff, and community so we can begin our adventure together. My goal is working together and sharing that we will achieve an even stronger bond to ensure success.

I am the military spouse of a retired Air Force veteran. Through our travels I have worked in different school districts as a teacher ranging from 9th grade to Kindergarten. I was also an Assistant Principal at the elementary level for 5 years. Those experiences have helped shape my views on the importance of positive school culture, diversity, differentiated instruction, and a positive growth mindset. Here in Prince William County I have worked as a First-grade teacher and ESOL teacher. I received my Bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University and my Master’s from the University of Cincinnati.

I believe students thrive in an educational environment that bases decisions on the needs of the individual. This means looking at the whole child (emotional, physical, mental, and social well-being). Only when we work together as a community to address global learning needs, are we truly effective as educators.

My door is always open, and I look forward to “Lighting the Way to the Future” with you. Please contact me at beebeal@pwcs.edu or 703-583- 4195

 

Angela Beebe

Assistant Principal

Fitzgerald Elementary School

Dear Fitzgerald community:

I am humbled and thrilled to join the Fitzgerald family as your new Assistant Principal!

I am a compassionate and motivated English Language Learner from Sierra Leone, and I bring with me a diverse skill set with a global perspective.

I started my post- secondary education in Freetown Sierra Leone, where I earned a Higher Teachers Certificate at the Milton Margai College of Education. Upon migrating to the United States in August 1999 due to a civil war in my home country Sierra Leone.  I attended The Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia, and graduated with Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education. To pursue my love for teaching and learning, I transferred to George Mason University where I earned my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education Administration, a Master of Education in Early Childhood Special Education, and a Master of Education in Education Leadership.

Prior to working with Prince William County Public Schools as an Early Childhood Special Educator, I worked with Fairfax County Office for Children for almost eleven years in different capacities. Until my recent calling to join all stakeholders in “Lighting the way to the future” at Fitzgerald, Leesylvania Elementary School has been my home for several years. Although I will miss Leesylvania school community tremendously, I look forward to embracing my new family and “Together, we will do great things” (George Wright – Principal, Fitzgerald Elementary School).

My philosophy is that of a student–centered approach.  I firmly believe that all children can learn, and given equal access and opportunities, all students will gain required knowledge and skills.  In addition to making a positive impact on student academic progress, I look forward to serving the Fitzgerald community by creating a safe, collaborative and inclusive learning environment through a child-centered social-emotional development, Professional Learning Communities, effective communication, and parental engagement, while building relationships with all stakeholders.

Sallay Banya

Assistant Principal

Fitzgerald Elementary School