Recruiting for New West Potomac Principal Begins

Recruiting for New West Potomac Principal Begins

West Potomac High School parents and community members can attend a March 20 meeting regarding the process for selecting a new principal, Region 3 assistant superintendent Terry Dade announced.

This comes after the resignation of former principal of four years Alex Case last month. Case and assistant principal Michelle Lyttle were both on administrative leave Feb. 13.

Lyttle remains on leave. Fairfax County Public Schools has offered no explanation for why either administrator left the school, though Case said he looked forward to spending more time with his family and working in the community.

Retired principal Dale Rumberger has been serving as interim principal at West Potomac since Feb. 21.

Dade is also soliciting written input from parents and community members, “regarding the skills, experience, and leadership characteristics needed for West Potomac High School,” he said.

“You might also address any challenges or issues that a new principal will need to address,” Dade wrote.

Feedback can be emailed to, or mailed physically to Michael Parker at Human Resources, 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042-1203 by Friday, March 31.

The March 20 meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at West Potomac High School, located at 6500 Quander Road in Alexandria.