Congratulations, Principal Briggs!

By Fairfax County Public Schools Region 1 Office
June 22, 2023

Dear Spring Hill Elementary School families and community,

I am pleased to announce Amy Briggs, current assistant principal at Spring Hill Elementary School, has been selected as the next principal of Spring Hill Elementary, effective July 5, 2023. Mrs. Briggs is an instructional leader and relationship builder who grew up in Falls Church and attended Spring Hill Elementary School. She has worked at Spring Hill as a student-teacher, teacher, School Based Technology Specialist (SBTS), and Assistant Principal. She has a deep affection for the school and community, and she will continue to bring the same passion to her work as principal of Spring Hill Elementary School as she has throughout her life.

Mrs. Briggs is an instructional leader. As SBTS, Mrs. Briggs developed the school’s Data Wall where the administration could monitor the learning progress of every student. She also worked with teachers at all grade levels to incorporate technology into their lessons and enhance student learning. As assistant principal, Mrs. Briggs led the implementation of Kid Talk protocols to help teachers identify strategies to support students with academic or behavioral issues. She also led the Local Level IV screening process, which increased the number of students in advanced academics classes.

Mrs. Briggs, who attended Spring Hill Elementary as a child, is a relationship builder. She has a passion for the children and families at Spring Hill. She has fond memories of how loved and supported she felt as a child at the school, and she has worked throughout her career as an educator at Spring Hill to demonstrate that same level of love, compassion, and commitment to every child and family member with whom she interacts. Mrs. Briggs also worked with the PTO to provide parent seminars, co-sponsor school-wide events, and purchase new furniture for use in classrooms.

Mrs. Briggs is deeply invested in Spring Hill Elementary School. As an assistant principal, she supported the successful transition of previous principals. Mrs. Briggs was the person to whom staff members and parents looked to for stability and understanding. Mrs. Briggs is an enthusiastic supporter of the school’s and community’s culture and traditions. As principal of the school, she will continue to be a champion of the school community, its families, and its children.

Mrs. Briggs earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Mary Washington University, a Master of Education degree in Elementary Education from Marymount University, and an Education Leadership Graduate Certificate from George Mason University.

Please join me in welcoming Amy Briggs as the new principal of Spring Hill Elementary School.

Douglas A. Tyson

Assistant Superintendent, Region 1

Fairfax County Public Schools