Mark Malloy Named New Principal at Warrenton Middle School
At the May 13 Fauquier County School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. David Jeck introduced Mark Malloy, 45, as the new principal of Warrenton Middle School effective July 1. After serving as an assistant principal at Kettle Run High School for the past four years, Malloy will take over from eleven-year Warrenton Principal Barbara Bannister, who announced last month she would be retiring.
“I was overwhelmed with joy and very honored to be given the opportunity to work with, lead and represent Warrenton Middle School’s community. I look forward to building relationships with the students, staff and community as a whole,” Mr. Malloy said. “I hope to have a positive impact with the Warrenton Middle School community and culture and have fun. I want to increase WMS community involvement.”
Dr. David Jeck, division superintendent, has full confidence in Malloy’s leadership abilities.
“Mark has proven himself to be a passionate leader with a tremendous knowledge of instruction. He will be a great fit for Warrenton Middle School,” Jeck said. “Rule number one for any new building principal is to keep kids number one. This has been Mark’s mantra throughout his career. I am really happy for the students, staff and parents at Warrenton Middle.”
Malloy earned a bachelor’s in history from George Mason University in 1997, and a master’s in education leadership and supervision in 2012. Before becoming an assistant principal at KRHS, Malloy worked in Prince William County for thirteen years as a middle and high school social studies teacher, and for three years as a middle school special education teacher. He also spent a year in Mexico City working as a special education resource teacher.
Malloy has served as a role model for youth outside of the classroom as well. Along with coaching soccer for nearly 20 years, he has also coached basketball, track and golf.
Reflecting on his years as assistant principal at Kettle Run, Malloy says he is most proud of providing a positive and safe environment for the KRHS students and staff by building relationships within the school’s community.
Thanks to his family’s influence, Malloy entered the field of education. His grandmother and aunt were teachers, while his stepmother and mother were principals. Malloy found it natural to carry on his family’s tradition.
“I love working with kids,” he said. “I have always wanted to have a positive impact on the world, and working in education is a profession in which I could accomplish it.”
Asked about what motivates him or his ‘why,’ Malloy answered, “To serve as a leader of change to help provide equity for all in education and society.” Malloy serves on the school division’s equity team.
Malloy’s wife, Annie, is the art teacher at Auburn Middle School. The couple has two children —Mark Jr. 12 years old, and Gloria almost 11.
In his spare time, Malloy stays active by playing golf, soccer, basketball and skiing. He enjoys being a spectator too, especially when it comes to watching his son and daughter participating in their favorite activities, karate and soccer. His passion for traveling has led him to many favorite destinations, including visits to historical sites with his son and Nicaragua, to visit his mother. Malloy spends his free time reading books related to education and history.