City of Falls Church Public Schools announced Tuesday night that it has appointed Timothy Kasik as principal of Mount Daniel Elementary School. Kasik is completing his eight year as principal of Springfield’s Crestwood Elementary School.
In a press release issued Tuesday, Falls Church Schools superintendent Peter Noonan said “I couldn’t be more pleased that Mr. Kasik has made the move to be principal of Mount Daniel Elementary School. His experience as a principal for the last eight years, strength and knowledge of high-quality instructional practice, and ability to establish quality relationships with staff, students and community make him a perfect match for our division. We are very lucky to have ‘landed’ Mr. Kasik.”
According to the release, Kasik has over 20 years in the education field at Fairfax County schools, beginning as a teacher at Braddock Elementary in 1998. He was then assistant principal of Washington Mill Elementary until he was appointed Crestwood principal in 2010. He has twice been the top-rated principal by the Fairfax County Federation of Teachers.
“Mr. Kasik is a compassionate school leader and will be a perfect fit into Mount Daniel’s special, nurturing environment,” said Mount Daniel teacher, David Sikora, a member of the Principal Selection Committee, in the press release. “He also has the track record to guide our school to new heights of academic success and growth.”
“Mount Daniel Elementary School is a dynamic and engaging community focused on providing a strong educational foundation through active learning for all students,” Kasik said in a statement. “I am beyond excited to be able to give back to my community and very much look forward to joining such a wonderful, committed group of educators.”
Kasik will take over the Mount Daniel position from Erin Truesdell, who is returning to her home of Ohio, on July 1.