The principal of a Reston elementary school has been named the head of a statewide education association.
Shane Wolfe, principal of Aldrin Elementary School in Fairfax County, has been named president of the Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals (VAESP), according to a news release.
Wolfe, principal of Aldrin Elementary School in Reston, was inducted last week as the 2014-15 VAESP president at the annual state conference in Williamsburg.
As VAESP's president, Wolfe will represent administrators from across the Commonwealth of Virginia, support the goals of VAESP Board of Directors, serve on boards as requested by the Virginia Department of Education and continue to work with legislators in Richmond and Washington, D.C. to raise awareness of initiatives that support principals, teachers and students.
also serve on the VAESP Board of Directors and on the Executive Board of
VAESP. Wolfe was joined by
Virginia State Superintendent of Instruction, Steve Staples and VAESP Executive Director Jim Baldwin during the VAESP awards luncheon.
Wolfe has served on the board of directors for VAESP for the past six years. He served as the At-Large Member and president-elect before being elected president. Wolfe also served as the 2011-12 president of the Fairfax Association of Elementary School Principals (FAESP), the local elementary principal association. He served as the Cluster One representative, president-elect and president during his six years on the FAESP Board of Directors.
Wolfe was honored with a House of Delegates Commendation, Joint Resolution Number 153, in 2012 for unwavering commitment to the children of the Commonwealth of Virginia. He also received the Virginia School Bell Award in 2011 and was the recipient of the FCPS Bruce Oliver Award. Wolfe participated in Crayola's Champion Creatively Alive Children at the U.S. Department of Education, and served on the Virginia Department of Education Technology Advisory Committee from 2010-13. Wolfe has served on the National Distinguished Principal Selection Committee and as a regional representative for the 2014 Virginia Teacher of the Year selection committee.
Wolfe is the seventh principal from FCPS to be named president of VAESP since 1978.
VAESP represents more than 1,100 members and supports administrators from both elementary and middle school throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. VAESP is affiliated with the National Association of Elementary School Principals.