Superintendent Hires Experienced ACPS Leader as New Principal of George Mason Elementary School

New Principal
  • Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. has selected Dr. Seazante` Williams Oliver, an experienced ACPS leader, to be the new principal of George Mason Elementary School. A familiar and much-loved face at George Mason, Dr. Oliver has served as assistant principal since 2012.

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    Dr. Seazante` Williams Oliver

  • She was appointed interim principal last month following the departure of Brian Orrenmaa after six years in the role. During the 2016-17 school year, Dr. Oliver also served as interim principal at Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology. 

    Her new leadership position, which begins on July 20, was approved at today’s School Board meeting.

    ACPS Chief of Teaching, Learning and Leadership Dr. Terri Mozingo said, “I am delighted to announce the selection of Dr. Oliver as principal of George Mason Elementary School. She is a fine educator and an experienced and talented leader and I know the families and staff at George Mason will be delighted with this news.”

    Dr. Oliver has spent 20 years in the field of education. Her experience spans across communities throughout Alexandria. 

    Her community involvement in Alexandria and the D.C. Metro area includes volunteer efforts at Envoy of Alexandria in the George Mason community, Food and Friends, Martha's Table, as well as the Child and Family Network Centers.

    She was previously vice president of the Junior Board for the Child and Family Network Centers.

    Prior to joining ACPS, Dr. Oliver served as a teacher, summer program coordinator, assistant principal, and principal in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

    She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Norfolk State University and her education specialist and doctorate in education degrees from The George Washington University.

    She said, “I am proud to be a leader of the George Mason Dragons and elated to begin supporting students in this new capacity.”

    “George Mason is a wonderful place to learn. Our teachers and staff are dedicated, caring, skillful professionals. Our parent and community support makes a difference in the lives of our students. Our diverse learning community will continue to thrive through student engagement, equitable opportunities, creativity, responsive teaching, and a collaborative approach with high expectations for all students!”