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Mark Rendell Appointed as Principal of Grace Miller Elementary School

During the May 13 School Board Meeting, Fauquier County Public Schools (FCPS) announced the appointment of Mr. Mark Rendell as the permanent principal of Grace Miller Elementary School. Rendell was selected for this role after serving as the interim principal for the past year and previously being assistant principal for three years.

To gather input on Rendell’s performance as interim principal, a survey was shared with families and staff members of Grace Miller Elementary School. The survey received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback, emphasizing his dedication, effective leadership, and ability to create a supportive and engaging learning environment for both students and staff.

Rendell entered the field of education after working in the America Reads program in college, where he worked with elementary school students on their reading skills. He began his teaching career at the Edison Charter School of Science & Technology in Rochester, New York, as a special education teacher for fourth, sixth, and eighth grades. He then moved to Virginia, teaching in Manassas Park and Prince William County before joining FCPS as assistant principal at Pearson Elementary School for three years.

Rendell graduated from Hobart College with a bachelor’s degree in economics and completed the teacher preparation program. He earned a master’s degree in teaching and curriculum from the University of Rochester and a master’s in educational leadership from George Mason University.

Originally from outside Buffalo, Rendell moved to Virginia in 2003. He enjoys spending time with his wife Becky and two daughters, Cailin and Tenley. In his free time, he enjoys traveling around watching his daughter’s play travel softball, attending concerts, and watching movies.