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May 16, 2017

Meaghan Brill named next Kettle Run High principal

An assistant principal at Kettle Run since 2013, Meghan Brill will move into the top spot June 5.
Meaghan Brill
• Age: 33

• Home: Warrenton

• Family: Husband Mark; dad Bernie Botler; brother Bernie Botler

• Work: Assistant Principal, Kettle Run High School, 2013-present; department chair career and technical education, Fauquier County Public Schools, 2008-13; agriculture teacher, Fauquier High School, 2006-08.

• Education: Doctorate degree in education, educational leadership and policy studies, Virginia Tech, 2017; master’s, educational leadership and policy studies, Virginia Tech, 2011; bachelor’s degree, agricultural and extension education, Virginia Tech, 2006; associate’s degree, agricultural business, Virginia Tech, 2003.

• Hobbies: Running and training for half marathons
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Kettle Run High School’s next principal comes from within its staff.

Fauquier’s school board Tuesday night unanimously approved the hiring of Meaghan Brill as the second principal in Kettle Run’s history.

An assistant principal at KRHS for four years, Ms. Brill will start her new position June 5 .

She will earn $107,000 annually.

Ms. Brill, 33, will succeed Major Warner, named the county school system’s new associate superintendent for instruction in February. A county native and Fauquier High graduate, Mr. Warner started at Kettle Run before the school opened in 2008.

Ms. Brill also has worked at KRHS since it opened.

A couple dozen Kettle Run teachers at Tuesday night’s school board meeting broke into applause when Superintendent David Jeck made the announcement.

“I am truly honored to be named as the next principal of Kettle Run High School and am really looking forward to the upcoming school year,” she said. “I appreciate the wonderful students, faculty, parents and school community we have.

“I hope to continue with the tradition of excellence that has already been established, while remaining student-centered in our approach to education.”

Ms. Brill chaired the school system’s department of career and technical education from 2008 to 2013.

She earned doctorate, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in education from Virginia Tech.

The KRHS principal position drew 25 applications, according to Dr. Jeck.

A 14-member committee — composed of teachers, parents, Kettle Run administrators, students, Dr. Jeck and Human Resources Director Janelle Downes — interviewed seven candidates April 20.

Dr. Jeck narrowed the field to a pair of candidates whom he interviewed last week before making his recommendation to the school board.

Born in Prince William County and raised in Aldie in Loudoun County, Ms. Brill moved to Warrenton in 2006, when she became an agricultural education teacher at Fauquier High School. She joined the Kettle Run staff in 2008, when the school opened. In the summer of 2010, Ms. Brill served as a summer school administrative intern at Fauquier High. In the summer of 2011, she was assistant principal of the Fauquier County summer school program at Kettle Run.
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