Leadership Team

 Heidi Haggerty Wagner

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Heidi Haggerty Wagner

Principal

Heidi Haggerty Wagner is the principal of Alexandria City Public Schools Early Childhood Center. She has worked in many diverse roles in education including 6 years as a principal of a PK-Grade 5 Title I elementary school in NE Washington, DC and 20 years in Arlington Virginia Public Schools in a variety of roles including special education, curriculum, and instruction, and special projects leadership. She created and lead collaborative systems within central offices and schools to eliminate silos and promote the design and implementation of Tier I, II, and III English Language Arts instruction from K- 8th Grade. Ms. Haggerty Wagner is a nationally certified leader for SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) and embraces equity-focused school leadership that attempts to uncover the interconnected ways in which marginalization takes place, in order to help achieve racial equity within schools, the division, and our community.

Ms. Haggerty Wagner has earned a BA in Psychology and an M.ED in Special Education: Curriculum and Instruction and an M.ED in Educational Leadership. She has taught as an adjunct professor for George Mason University including creating a new course, "Teaching Reading to Struggling Readers." Currently, Ms. Haggerty Wagner is nearing completion of a Harvard University Certificate in Early Learning Leadership (December 2020).

Ms. Haggerty Wagner shares a multigenerational home with her father and teenaged daughter, and their much loved dog, Blue. She's grateful for the joyful opportunity to lead the Early Childhood Center!

 

Dr. Alicia Kingcade

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Dr. Alicia Kingcade

Assistant Principal

Dr. Kingcade is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but grew up in Newark, Delaware.  Kingcade earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Delaware in 2005.  She earned a master’s degree in Educational School Leadership at Wilmington University.   She successfully defended her dissertation on October 30, 2019, from Seton Hall University and she obtained a Doctorate in Executive Leadership.  Dr. Kingcade completed her dissertation research on the influences of principals’ leadership behaviors on the implementation of professional learning communities which added to her extensive experience in developing and implementing PLCs at various schools and grade levels.

Prior to arriving at Alexandria City Public Schools, Kingcade was a special education teacher for six years at Christina School District in Newark, Delaware.  She has worked in Alexandria City Public Schools for ten years where she held various school improvement and leadership positions.  Currently, Dr. Kingcade has the great pleasure of joining the Early Childhood Center family as their Assistant Principal.

Education is her passion and she always been a life-long learner.  Her hobbies are traveling and spending time with her twin sister, Alison. Dr. Kingcade’s favorite foods are Brussel sprouts and macaroni & cheese.  Her favorite children’s book is The Giving Tree.