Welcome, Principal Bumbrey!

By Rebecca Baenig, Assistant Superintendent, Region 5
January 08, 2019

Dear Virginia Run Elementary School Parents and Community,

I am pleased to announce that Ms. Liz Bumbrey has been named the new principal of Virginia Run Elementary School.  Her official start date will be January 7, 2019. Ms. Bumbrey is currently the principal of Fairfax Villa ES where she has been a leader since 2015.  Prior to serving as principal at Fairfax Villa ES, she served as an assistant principal at Eagle View ES from 2010-2015.  Ms. Bumbrey also served as an Assistant Principal at Glenkirk ES in Prince William County Public Schools from 2007-2009.  Ms. Bumbrey was a LEAD Fairfax Administrative Intern at Rose Hill ES in 2006, and a LEAD Fairfax Summer School Intern at Marshall Road ES in 2005.  In addition, Ms. Bumbrey served as the Program Manager for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in the Instructional Services Department from 2004-2005.  Ms. Bumbrey was the 8th grade English SOL Curriculum Coordinator at Liberty MS from 2002-2004, 7th and 8th grade teacher at Rachel Carson MS from 1998-2002, and a 5th grade teacher at Poplar Tree ES from 1994-1998.

Ms. Bumbrey has demonstrated that she is an instructional leader with a collaborative approach who builds relationships and empowers teachers to positively impact student learning.  Ms. Bumbrey fully supports and implements the vision and mission of her school by collaborating with her teachers, support staff, and community.  She actively supports collaboration with teacher leaders and staff and looks for ways to provide leadership opportunities for others to develop diverse experiences and supports their professional growth.  She is committed to continuing and growing the positive, caring culture at Virginia Run Elementary School.  Ms. Bumbrey is an effective communicator and is eager to deepen her relationships with all stakeholders as she serves the Virginia Run community in her new role.

Ms. Bumbrey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies for Elementary Education, and a Master of Arts in New Professional Studies from George Mason University.

During her first two weeks as the new principal of Virginia Run ES, Ms. Bumbrey will be spending some time at Fairfax Villa ES to assist with the transition.

Please join me in welcoming Ms. Bumbrey as the new principal of Virginia Run Elementary School! 


Ms. Rebecca Baenig, Assistant Superintendent, Region 5