Manassas Park City Schools is pleased to announce that Ms. Marta Craighill has been named the new assistant principal of Cougar Elementary School.
Ms. Craighill has served the students and families of Manassas Park City Schools for more than 17 years. With a career dedicated to the development of language acquisition and leadership development, her experience and enthusiasm will positively support the students and staff of Cougar Elementary.
Most recently serving as the Interim English Language Specialist and Title III Coordinator, Ms. Craighill's influence extends far outside the classroom. Recently she led a state-wide presentation and discussion on the MPCS language acquisition program after the division was recognized as a Magna Award winner by the National School Board Association.
Leading the ESOL department as chair and WIDA testing coordinator, Ms. Craighill has provided training to colleagues for both WIDA testing and ESOL strategies. She served as a new teacher and leadership mentor while developing process strategies to facilitate multi-lingual parent/teacher conferences and serving as a language and literacy team lead. Ms. Craighill was named Cougar Elementary School's Educator of the Year on two occasions; the first in 2008 and the second in 2015. In 2010, she was named the MPCS Washington Post Educator of the Year.
Ms. Craighill will succeed Ms. Kristen Marbury who has accepted the position of assistant principal of Manassas Park Middle School beginning with the 2021-22 school year.