Getting To Know ... Kim Brophy

Getting To Know ... Kim Brophy

When Kim Brophy went to South Lakes High School her assistant principal was David Dalton. Now, as the newest assistant principal at South Lakes High School, Brophy, a member of the Class of 1989, works alongside her former subschool principal.

“It’s great to be back to the community I grew up in,” said Brophy. “With the new leadership, there’s a lot of opportunity for positive changes.”

Before making her return to South Lakes, Brophy worked in the county’s central office for four years as an emotional and learning disabilities specialist, supporting secondary schools. Also, Brophy arrived just in time to watch as the school she remembers undergoes nearly $60 million of renovations, a three-year process she is hoping to make as painless for the students as possible.

While this past year has been one filled with changes, none will be more memorable than her engagement four months ago to her long-time boyfriend. Brophy is this week’s profile.

Number of years living in the community: Thirty-plus years. I was born and raised in the Reston area and I am in my eighth year at South Lakes.

About you and your family: My parents still live in Reston. I have a younger sister, Kathleen, who works for the American Heart Association in Charleston, S.C. and a brother, Brian, who works for Northrop Grumman in Chantilly. Both are graduates of South Lakes High School. My dad is retired from 40 years with the government and my mom works as an administrative assistant at South Lakes. I have a half brother and lots of extended family in the Boston area.

Education: B.A. in government and politics from George Mason University; master’s in education from George Mason University; education specialist degree from the University of Virginia.

Current Job: Assistant Principal at South Lakes High School.

Activities/interests/hobbies: I love to travel and to read.

Favorite local restaurant: Clyde’s.

Personal Goals: I am getting married this spring and look forward to starting the next chapter of my life with years of happiness ahead.

Community Hidden Treasure: Dedicated alumni of SLHS that come back to work in the schools and community.

Community Concerns: Increasing parent involvement in the schools, particularly of minority students.