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May 14, 2013

Meaghan Brill named KRHS assistant principal

The teachers who truly made an impression on my life always took a genuine interest in me, and this has been the type of teacher I have aspired to be.
— Meaghan Brill
By Karen Parkinson
Fauquier County Public Schools
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Meaghan Brill, an agricultural education teacher at Kettle Run High School, will become an assistant principal there July 1.

Ms. Brill will replace Clarence Burton III, recently selected as the new principal of Fauquier High School. The school board unanimously approved her appointment Monday night.

She will earn a $72,000 salary as Kettle Run’s third assistant principal, joining Reed Gillespie and Linda Lee on Principal Major Warner’s staff.

A native Virginian born in Prince William County and raised in Aldie in Loudoun County, Ms. Brill earned an associate’s degree in agricultural business, a bachelor’s in agricultural education and a master’s in educational leadership and policy studies, all from Virginia Tech.

She 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. She has served all five years as chair of the school’s career and technical education department. 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.

Ms. Brill said she initially entered the field of education because teachers who inspired her.

“I appreciated the countless hours they spent ensuring that I received the best education possible,” she said. “The dedication they showed within their profession allowed me to see that education is a difficult but extremely rewarding career path.

“The teachers who truly made an impression on my life always took a genuine interest in me, and this has been the type of teacher I have aspired to be.”

Ms. Brill said she greatly enjoys working with students.

“I cherish the moments when I have had a positive impact on their education and have made a difference in their lives,” she said. She also noted that the daily challenges of teaching make things interesting and that she appreciates that every day is something different.

After seven years in the classroom, Ms. Brill was motivated to become an administrator as a result of working on her master’s degree.

“I was able to work with different administrators to complete portions of my internship. This allowed me to gain a better understanding of the type of leader I am and who I hope to be in an administrative role,” she said. “I was encouraged by the process and felt that administration was something I could see myself doing and being successful with.”

In her spare time, Ms. Brill said she enjoys spending time with her husband Mark and other family and friends; she also enjoys reading and being outdoors.

As the school year draws to a close, she looks forward to joining the administrative staff at her school for the coming year.

“The opportunity to move into a leadership role in a building that I have been part of since it opened is a unique one, and I am excited for it,” said Ms. Brill. “I am looking forward to stepping into a different role within the Kettle Run High School community. I thoroughly enjoy the students, parents, faculty and staff at Kettle Run, and I am excited for this opportunity to work with students in a different capacity and for professional growth.”
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crc60 · May 16, 2013 at 10:17 pm
An administrative position after only five years? You've got to be kidding.
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