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Fauquier County Public Schools (FCPS) is proud to announce the selection of two employees who are transitioning to new roles within the division. Sydney Kelly has been selected as the assistant principal of Ritchie Elementary School, and Amanda Osburn has been appointed as the interim special education supervisor.


Sydney Kelly, Assistant Principal of Ritchie Elementary School

Sydney Kelly, the current interim assistant principal of Ritchie Elementary School, has been chosen to fill this position permanently. With over 25 years of experience in education, Kelly brings a wealth of expertise and dedication to her new role.

Kelly served as a teacher for FCPS for 16 years and held the positions of instructional technology resource teacher and assistant principal at Greenville Elementary School before joining Ritchie Elementary School.

“I am deeply honored and excited to continue serving such a wonderful school and community,” said Kelly. “The support from the C. Hunter Ritchie staff, as well as the students and families, has been truly remarkable!”

Kelly holds a bachelor's degree from Radford University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from California University at Pennsylvania. She and her husband, Eric, have two children, Parker and McKenna, and an Irish Setter named Murphy. In her free time, Kelly enjoys playing music, knitting, crocheting, and cooking.


Amanda Osburn, Interim Special Education Supervisor

Amanda Osburn, a current educational diagnostician, has been appointed as the division’s interim special education supervisor. This decision follows the selection of Angie Gum as interim director of special education.

Osburn has dedicated the last 15 years to working in special education, beginning as a mental health disability coordinator at Head Start, then as a special education teacher at Pearson Elementary School and Brumfield Elementary School, before becoming the division’s educational diagnostician in 2019.

“My experiences as a special education teacher and educational diagnostician have provided many direct learning experiences related to Individualized Education Plans, eligibility procedures, and general knowledge of special education,” shared Osburn. “I look forward to continuing to learn and further my knowledge and understanding of special education policies.”

Osburn holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Virginia Tech, a master's in special education from Old Dominion University, and recently completed literacy coaching training at Old Dominion University.

Osburn is a graduate of Fauquier High School and resides in the county with her husband, Brooks, and their three children, all of whom attend Fauquier County Public Schools. In her spare time, she enjoys coaching her daughters in cheerleading, reading, staying active, and spending quality time with friends and family.