Mr. V is in his sixth year as principal of Scotland Elementary. Previously, he served as an assistant principal for 4 years at Chambersburg Area Middle School North. Prior to becoming a principal, Mr. V taught Social Studies at Chambersburg Area Senior High School for 8 years. In his 7th year teaching, he was awarded with the Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year Award. In addition, Mr. V was recognized as a Rick and Lisa Teacher of the Week and was listed in the 2006 Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. This past summer, he was awarded distinguished principal credential by the National Institute for School Leadership (NISL).
In 2016, Mr. V received his Superintendent Letter of Eligibiliy through Shippensburg University. He received his principal certification and masters in Educational Leadership from Shippensburg University. Mr. V graduated summa cum laude with an undergraduate degree in Comprehensive Social Studies from the same institution and earned the Teacher Education Award in Secondary Education. He is enrolled as a doctoral student in the Millersville/Shippensburg Ed. D. Program.
Mr. V seeks to connect learning between school, institutes of higher education, and external networks. Currently, Mr. V serves on the About Child Trauma Foundation Board, as well as the Buds of Promise Board. Mr. V presented at the 2019 ATN Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools Conference in Washington D.C.. He has co-taught a course on Differentiated Instruction at Wilson College as an adjunct professor. Overall, Mr V looks forward to continuing his education whether it is through the operations as a principal, student, board member, and active participant in an ever increasing globalized society.
As a graduate of Downingtown Area Senior High School, Mr. V enjoyed attending local sporting events growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia. To this day, he roots for Philadelphia sports teams, especially the Eagles. In baseball, he cheers for the St. Louis Cardinals due to the impact of his late grandfather.
Mr. V’s immediate family consists of his wife Melissa, two boys (Nicholas and Joseph), and baby girl, Sophia. They enjoy attending Family Fun Nights at Scotland Elementary School. Melissa teaches at CASHS. This summer, they traveled to Seabrook Island in South Carolina, which is near Charleston. They look forward to participating in school events this year.