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  • Introducing Our New Principal

    Message from our new principal:

    Dear Lake Ridge Elementary School Families,

    It is my honor to introduce myself as the newly appointed principal of Lake Ridge Elementary School. I am excited and humbled to serve as your principal. I look forward to getting to know each of you and learn more about our school.

    I have thirteen years of experience in education. I spent the last four years serving as the Bennett Elementary School assistant principal. Before becoming an assistant principal, I served twice as summer school principal and was a third grade teacher for nine years in Stafford County. Before starting my career in education, I served as an Army officer for six years and in the Army Reserve for two years.

    My education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations from the US Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Denver, and an endorsement in School Administration and Supervision from the University of Mary Washington.

    I grew up in a bilingual home with a German mom and an American dad who was career Army. I have three grown children: a daughter and twin sons. I'm a twin too! I love the outdoors and have always done sports including four Ironman triathlons. My favorite activities now are hiking, camping, and traveling.

    I look forward to serving as your principal and working collaboratively with you to build upon the excellence that has already been established at Lake Ridge. My goal is for each student to be inspired and empowered with the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind to achieve a thriving future for themselves and their communities.

    I am so proud to join the Lake Ridge Family! My official start date is July 1, 2022. I look forward to working with you. I can be reached by phone at 703-494-9153 or by email at [email protected].


    Karen Haddock
    Principal, Lake Ridge Elementary School
    Effective July 1

    Message from Mrs. Harrington:

    Dear Lake Ridge Elementary School Community,

    It is my pleasure to announce that Karen Haddock, current Assistant Principal at Bennett Elementary School, has been appointed as Principal of Lake Ridge ES for the 2022-2023 school year!

    Ms. Haddock has been at Bennett for the last 4 years, as the assistant principal. Before joining Prince William County Schools, Ms. Haddock taught 3rd grade in Stafford County for 9 years. She is also an Army veteran.

    I could not ask for a more ideal person to hand over the Principalship to and I look forward to seeing Lake Ridge Elementary continue to soar to greater heights. My years as your Principal will always be dear to me and I know that you will support Ms. Haddock as you have done for me over the years.


    Sarah Harrington