By DANIEL PUCKETTE
Allison Maxwell has been named the new assistant principal at Appomattox Primary School, beginning July 1.
Maxwell will be entering her ninth year with Appomattox County Schools since moving to the area in 2007.
She has taught 6th-grade at Appomattox Middle School and has been an Instructional Data Coach for Appomattox County Public Schools the past two years, as well as an Administrative Assistant at Appomattox Primary School the past school year.
Maxwell has served on the School Improvement Leadership Team, the ACCESS Team, has been a 504 Coordinator, Differentiation Trainer, Math Instructional Coordinator, Technology Trainer, and Best Instructional Practices Marzano Team Trainer.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Averett University, a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Trident University and additional post-graduate course work in Administration and Supervision.
Assistant Principal will allow Maxwell to serve the school in a different way.
“As a teacher, my main goal was to support my students and I loved working with them and seeing growth and success. Being able to step out of the classroom and into a leadership role, like that of assistant principal, allows me to contribute to student learning and the growth and success of students on a larger scale by providing support to the amazing teachers at the primary school and to our spectacular students and their families,” she said.
Her goals for the position are to foster a strong desire to learn in students and involve the community.
“My primary goal will be to work with Principal Ms. (Michelle) West, the teachers and staff at APS to continue to motivate and encourage our students to love learning. The primary school plays a pivotal role in the education of the children in our community. I want to support teachers and staff in continuing a strong culture of collaboration that focuses on supporting instruction that is aligned to the Virginia Standards of Learning and cultivating an excitement for learning in these formative years. I also want to support programs that encourage parent and community involvement because when working together, we help students reach their fullest potential,” Maxwell said.
When she is not working, Maxwell enjoys reading, music, and taking road trips with her family.
“I also love antiquing and am active in my church,” she said.
She has been married to her husband Bobby for 14 years, and they have a daughter named Peyton.
Appomattox County School Board added an assistant principal position at Appomattox Primary School to the budget after not having one for several years.