Welcome, Principal Thompson!

By Jay Pearson, Interim Assistant Superintendent, Region 4
Spotlight
November 09, 2018

Dear Mountain View High School Parents, Students, and Staff,

I am pleased to announce that Ms. Kimberly Greer has been selected to serve as the Principal of Langley High School, effective July 2, 2018. 

The Region 4 Office is pleased to announce that Mr. Joseph R. Thompson been selected to serve as the Principal of Mountain View High School, effective November 12, 2018.

Mr. Thompson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Mountain View High School.  Mr. Thompson began his career with Fairfax County Public Schools as a center-based Emotional Disabilities Teacher in 1996 at Woodson High School, teaching English 12 and science.  In 1999, he was an Emotional Disabilities Teacher at Oakton High School, where he implemented the ED/LD Combined Service Model.  Mr. Thompson became an Assistant Principal in 2011, serving at Annandale High School until his appointment as Principal of Quander Road School in 2014.  In addition, Mr. Thompson served as the Assistant Director of Student Activities and head football coach at Oakton High School from 2003 to 2010, and was an adjunct professor at George Washington University, teaching special education licensure courses from 1999 to 2005.

Mr. Thompson builds relationships with staff, students, parents, and community members.  He has demonstrated his strong ability to create, support and maintain a positive and collaborative culture wherever he has worked.

Mr. Thompson earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at George Mason University and his Masters of Arts at George Washington University.  Throughout his tenure with FCPS, he has remained abreast of the latest trends in education and teacher leadership by attending workshops and becoming well rounded in all aspects of best practice instruction.

It gives me great pleasure to welcome Mr. Joseph Thompson to Mountain View High School. 

Sincerely, Jay Pearson Interim Assistant Superintendent, Region 4