Selection of permanent principal underway

Following Principal Tim Thomas’ departure last school year, AHS is still looking for a permanent principal to take his place.
In August, Mark Merrell was chosen to be the interim principal.
Since then, Fairfax County Public Schools has been actively looking for someone to permanently take over his role.
Last Wednesday, the county held a principal selection meeting.
Teachers, staff, parents, and other members of the community were invited to discuss what they wanted in a new principal.
“Personally, I would want our future principal to be dedicated and willing to work with everyone to make this school the best it can be,” junior Anjum Ashraf said.
School Board Members Sandy Evans and Megan McLaughlin, embers of the school board were in attendance to listen to what people had to say. Region 2 Assistant Superintendent Fabio Zuluaga and Region 2 Executive Principal Penny Gros were also available.
For those who were unable to make the meeting, Zuluaga and Gros were also at the PTSA meeting last night.
For any other additional input, people are encouraged to email ideas to Adam McGeehan ([email protected]) in Human Resources.