November 25, 2022
Bruce McDaniel will become the interim principal at Greenville Elementary School beginning January 3, 2023, and lasting throughout the second semester of the 2022-2023 school year. The veteran administrator will take over for Principal Tim Gardner, who will fill an existing vacant position within FCPS.
Gardner, who first served as the school’s interim principal in 2016, was later named principal of Greenville in 2017. In an email to the Greenville community, he shared how thankful he was to have been a part of an incredible school community.
“We have amazing students, our faculty and staff members are extremely dedicated, inspiring, and caring, and we have families who are supportive and extremely generous with their time and resources. It takes all of us working together to provide this special school community for our kids,” Gardner said.
At the school’s staff meeting Monday, Superintendent David Jeck praised Gardner for being an excellent principal and a strong advocate for his staff. Jeck then presented him with the Rising Tide award, the first time this award had ever been given to a principal.
Dr. Jeck also expressed his confidence in Mr. McDaniel and the continued leadership of Assistant Principal Erika Kersey.
Bruce McDaniel has served as principal at both Pierce Elementary School and Grace Miller Elementary School. He has spent the last three years in administrator roles across FCPS, including multiple schools and levels. Before his time in Fauquier, McDaniel worked as an educator for 28 years in Prince William County, 17 of those years as an administrator.
As interim principal, McDaniel is committed to building relationships within the school and engaging with the entire community. “I look forward to learning the needs of the school by working with staff, analyzing the school improvement plan and assessment data, all in an effort to drive instruction,” he said.
In his spare time, McDaniel enjoys staying active by playing golf and traveling with his wife, Sue.