He previously served as the interim principal for one year at Greenville.
Mr. Gardner took the interim position last May after Greenville’s former principal, Dan Phillips, accepted a position as a certification specialist and elementary education administrator in the Fauquier County Department of Human Resources.
“It has been an honor to serve as interim principal at Greenville this year, and I am thrilled to be able to remain here as principal,” Mr. Gardner said. “It is an all-around fantastic community — from high-quality teachers and staff to active and supportive parents to thoughtful and inquisitive students. It’s a great place to be, and I am so proud to continue serving here.”
Mr. Gardner also served as assistant principal of Ritchie Elementary School for six years.
A native and lifelong resident of Warrenton, Mr. Gardner graduated from Fauquier High School in 1999.
He has a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary social sciences from James Madison University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from George Mason University.
Prior to becoming the assistant principal at Ritchie, Mr. Gardner taught math and instructional technology in Culpeper for six years.
Superintendant David Jeck met with the Greenville staff and surveyed them prior to Mr. Gardner’s selection.
“There was overwhelming support for Timothy Gardner among Greenville Elementary School stakeholders,” Dr. Jeck said. “Tim’s skills set matches perfectly with the needs and environment at Greenville.”