Principal Selection Process

Please read this important message:

Posted on behalf of Douglas A. Tyson, Assistant Superintendent, Region 1

Dear Navy Elementary School Parents, Staff and Community Members:

We are beginning the search for a new principal for Navy Elementary School. An important step in this procedure is to inform parents, staff, and community members about the principal selection process. An important meeting was held on Tuesday June 13, 2023 at 6 p.m. A recording of this meeting can be accessed here:

At Tuesday’s meeting, we outlined the multiple levels of interviews that will take place to select a candidate who is the best fit and match to lead Navy Elementary School. A panel interview will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2023. The advisory panel will be comprised of five staff representatives and five parent (or community) representatives from the Navy community. If you are interested in serving as a panelist, please submit your information by close of business on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 using the google link Advisory Panel Interest. The Region 1 Leadership Team will review all submissions and select staff and community members to serve as either panelists or alternates for these interviews. The Department of Human Resources will contact the individuals who are selected to serve in this capacity.

Another critical component to the process is your written input. We invite you to offer your individual, written input via email regarding the skills, experience, and leadership characteristics needed for Navy Elementary School. You might also address any challenges or issues that a new principal will need to address. Your input is confidential. Below you will see suggestions for input and how to submit it to the Department of Human Resources by Wednesday, June 14, 2023.

I look forward to working closely with Navy Elementary School parents, staff, and community members during the principal selection process.


Douglas A. Tyson

Assistant Superintendent of Region 1




Fairfax County Public Schools mission is to provide creative, knowledgeable, and talented leadership to ensure student success. To determine the best match for the leadership needs at your school, parent and staff perspectives will be used to screen candidate resumes and develop interview questions. Please provide input detailing the skills, experiences, and leadership characteristics needed at your school. Include challenges and issues that the new principal will need to address. Principal professional skills include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources, organizational management, and communication and community relations. 

Please e-mail your input to the Department of Human Resources by Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at