Dr. Andy Jacks

7/17/20 Update

Ashland families,

I hope this message finds you well. This is a much different summer than normal with so much changing and unsure as we head into the fall. I will not be sending messages out unless something specific is needed for our school. PWCS will be sending all of the notifications and information about what will happen this fall.  As we get closer to starting, we will begin to start back up as usual with a lot of emails and videos to help explain how we will be instructing your child this year. In the meantime, please enjoy your summer the best you can and please stay safe! Reach out to me via email if you need anything jacksam@pwcs.edu - I'll be checking frequently. If you send me your phone number, I'll reach back out to you as soon as I can. 

Hopefully see you soon! Be safe and reach out if you need anything!
Dr. Jacks, Principal


August, 2019

Hello Ashland families and visitors to our web page and school! I'm Dr. Jacks, the proudest principal in the world here at Ashland and have served in this role now into my 10th year! I am extremely invested in the success of our students, our staff, and all of our families. I even have my own children attend Ashland as well.

I believe that we need to all come together and work hard as a team for the success of our students. We come from different backgrounds, experiences, and even different philosophies on education, but when we unite and are all in for each other, we are an unstoppable positive force for good for our students. I will anything I can to help your child be successful and thank you for all of your support and collaboration with this!

Feel free to review my information and the information on our website at any time. Let me know if you have questions, concerns, or any feedback. My best contact information is via email at jacksam@pwcs.edu or via phone (703) 583-8774. Our office staff can also help to arrange a phone call or meeting with me if you would like to talk more in depth. 

I am very active on social media and if you follow my Twitter Page @_andyjacks, you will see updates regularly of the amazing things happening here at school. Make sure to also follow your child's teacher and other staff members as we post to #ashlandsoar so that we can all share our school's story together. I invite you to also participate in this as well! 

Another great location for information is our school Facebook page where we post news, updates, and great stories of success in school. Click here to be directed to the Ashland Facebook page. 

I have a website andyjacks.co where I periodically post reflections on leadership, instruction, and discipline. I also have a YouTube channel with really fun videos for the kids such as our #30SecondBookTalks. 

I have recently completed my doctorate at Virginia Tech. My degrees and universities are listed below:

Doctoral Student in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Master's Degree - Educational Leadership & Supervision
George Mason University

Bachelor's Degree - Early Childhood Education & Elementary Education
Grove City College