Nardos King

Nardos King

Principal, Mount Vernon High School

Alexandria, United States

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His background

  • Today


    Mount Vernon High School

    • Principal 2006-Present
    • Sub-School Principal, 2002 – 2006
    • Summer School Principal, 2005
    • LEAD Fairfax AP II Cohort Member
    • Summer School Assistant Principal, 2003 and 2004
    • LEAD Fairfax Intern, 2001-2002
    • Initiator of the Mount Vernon High School Mentor Program with Business Partners
    • Early Start Program Lead Teacher, 1998-2000
    • Implemented and taught leadership class at MVHS
    • Student Government Sponsor (5 years)
    • Intern Principal Summer School Program at MVHS, summer 2001

    Specific Duties Include:
    • Supervise and managed everyday operations of a school building
    • Interprets and implemented School Board policies and procedures
    • Manage safety and security
    • Supervise all personnel
    • Supervise leadership team
    • Plan and chair faculty meetings
    • Conduct staff evaluations
    • Interview prospective staff and made final decisions regarding staffing
    • Serves as instructional leader in curriculum development and implementation,
    • Oversees budget and financial management concerns
    • Monitors student performance and attendance
    • Assists in the preparation, monitoring and adjusting of the Master Schedule
    • Monitors facilities, school operations and grounds maintenance
  • Virginia Tech, Northern Virginia Campus

    Doctorial Studies, ABD Education Leadership and Policy
  • George Mason University

    Education Leadership
  • The George Washington University

    Special Education
  • Virginia State University

    Business Information Systems

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His skills

  • Collaborative
  • Education
  • MVP
  • PLC
  • Teams
  • Vision

His hobbies

Spending time with family and friends book club participating in community service through Delta Sigma Theta Inc. (sorority)

About him

For five years, Nardos King has brought her unfailing work ethic and commitment to excellence to her position as Principal at Mount Vernon High School, located in Alexandria, Virginia.

Nardos King has worked in education since 1990, when she held several positions in Lawton, Oklahoma, public schools, including Instructional Assistant and Media Specialist Assistant. Ms. King moved to Fairfax County, Virginia, in 1995, initially working as the Principal's Secretary and Finance Secretary at Hunt Valley Elementary School, where she held responsibility for the preparation of correspondences with the principal and teachers, as well as all financial aspects.

In 1996, Nardos King obtained a position as a Finance Officer at Mount Vernon High School. She soon began attending George Washington University to complete her Master's degree in Special Education. Simultaneously, she interned at Mount Vernon, teaching two English classes and two basic skills classes, as well as communicating with parents and attending IEP meetings. Beginning in 1997, Ms. King taught special education at the school, and she soon became an administrative intern, learning the intricacies of educational leadership. After a period as Sub-School Principal, she became the Principal of Mount Vernon High School in 2006.

Nardos King has shown a particular talent for motivating students to higher academic achievement. Through initiatives like SOAR (Students on Academic Rise) and the 30/30 program, she has made it possible for struggling students to attain better grades, improve their attendance, and become more disciplined. She has also made it a goal to foster positive relationships between students and school staff, creating the 30-minute Major Time period as a chance for students to receive additional help with classes, read a book of their choice, and develop bonds with the adults in their school. Additionally, Nardos King has made efforts to bring underrepresented Hispanic parents into a more active role in school activities and conducted educational sessions for staff of Mount Vernon's pyramid schools through the Capturing Kids' Hearts program. Recently, Nardos King was featured by Truly Amazing Women, LLC, for her work as an educational leader.