Principal Selected to Lead Jordan Springs Elementary School

Principal Selected to Lead Jordan Springs Elementary School
Posted on 05/21/2019
Justin RaymondFor Immediate Release
May 21, 2019
Contact: Steve Edwards, Coordinator of Policy and Communications
540-662-3888 ext. 88235


Justin Raymond, who has served as the principal at Apple Pie Ridge Elementary School since July 2013, has been named the principal of Jordan Springs Elementary School. Jordan Springs Elementary School is currently under construction in Snowden Bridge. It is scheduled to welcome students for the start of the 2020-21 school year. Raymond will assume his new position on July 1, 2019, and be a critical part of the team working to open the new school in August 2020.

Schools Superintendent David Sovine says, “Mr. Raymond has been an outstanding instructional leader at Apple Pie Ridge Elementary School over the past six years. He is student-focused and understands the importance of building relationships with students, parents, teachers and staff in order to help students reach their full potential. I’m certain he will do a great job opening the new school and will bring the Jordan Springs Elementary School community together to ensure that each student who attends the school is successful.”

Raymond says, “Leaving the Apple Pie Ridge Elementary School family is bittersweet. Apple Pie Ridge is where I first had the opportunity to serve as a principal and I’m proud of the students, teachers, parents and others who worked together to serve all of our students well. While I have many fond memories of my six years at Apple Pie Ridge Elementary School, I’m looking forward to the new challenge of opening Jordan Springs Elementary School, hiring an outstanding staff and working together with students and their families to make the school a special place.”

Prior to being named the principal at Apple Pie Ridge Elementary School, Raymond worked as an assistant principal at Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School in Ashburn. He began his education career in 1997 as a special education teacher with Winchester Public Schools. After four years in Winchester, he began working as a special education teacher at Lincoln Elementary School in Purcellville. After eight years of teaching at Lincoln Elementary, Raymond moved into administration. He served as the summer school principal at Rolling Ridge Elementary School in 2009, an administrative intern at Hutchison Farm Elementary School from August-December of 2009, and was named the assistant principal at Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School in January 2010.

Raymond has a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary and special education from Edinboro University as well as a Master of Education degree in education leadership from George Mason University.