Dr. Andy Jacks

2021-22 Principal Introduction Video:

August, 2021

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 12th 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. 

As a school, we are active on social media, especially Facebook and Twitter. Make sure to follow our staff 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! If there are any serious updates, I will always send those via mail or email. 

More information on my credentials are listed below. I seek to learn every day how to be a better educator and leader for our school. Thank you for trusting us with the education and well-being of your child. We take this responsibility very seriously and will do our very best to help your child be the best they can possibly be!

Dr. Jacks, Principal


Doctorate - 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

2021 VAESP Professional Development Award
2019 VAESP Virginia Principal of the Year
2019 NAESP Nationally Distinguished Principal
2017 Virginia STAR Best Practice Award
2016 VAESP School Bell Award


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