Administration

PRINCIPAL

    Email: tracy.gaither@apsva.us

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    I have worked in the field of education for over 23 years in which I’ve served as a classroom teacher and a mathematics coach. I am originally from Brooklyn, New York where I taught for 13 years before moving to Arlington, Virginia. I’ve worked as a classroom teacher at Arlington Traditional School and served as a mathematics coach at Carlin Springs, Campbell and Oakridge Elementary Schools.

    I have a Master’s Degree in Africana Studies (State University of New York at Albany), Math Education and Educational Policy (University of Virginia) and Education Leadership (George Mason University).

    I am excited to be the Principal of Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School and look forward to continuing the great work we’ve begun with our Drew Elementary families, staff, students, and community.

    QUOTE: “Students should actively create their learning rather than passively consume it.” – John Spencer

     

    ASST. PRINICPAL

      Email: crystal.moore@apsva.us

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      Hello! My name is Crystal Moore and I am the new Assistant Principal at Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School. Before arriving to Drew, I served as an elementary and middle grades teacher, a gifted programs coordinator, an instructional coach, and most recently, the Equity and Excellence Coordinator at Dorothy Hamm Middle School.

      I am a proud graduate of the University of Georgia. GO DAWGS! While teaching, I obtained my Master’s degree in Leadership & Administration, and later earned my Education Specialist degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Capella University.

      As an educator and teacher leader, for nearly 20 years, I have implemented professional learning communities, led PBIS initiatives and enhanced social justice practices in gifted programs. I am dedicated to student achievement, community engagement and cultivating positive school climate.

      My family and I chose to make Northern Virginia our home in 2018 after relocating from Georgia. My husband and I have 3 children and enjoy the outdoors and Raiders football.

      I am so excited to join the Drew Dragon Family and make Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary my new school community!

      QUOTE: “Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn’t.” – Michelle Obama