The new Woodgrove High School principal is not a stranger to the Loudoun County area. With his father being the principal at Loudoun Valley for 19 years, William S. Shipp grew up in and still lives near Round Hill, Virginia. His two children will one day go to Woodgrove as well.
Shipp graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Arts and then went on to receive his Master of Science in Education at Shenandoah University. Shipp has had a long career in the Loudoun County Public School system, starting his profession as a history teacher at Park View High School. He taught for five years before going to Harper Park Middle School to work as a dean and vice principal before becoming the principal for seven years. He is very devoted to his job and says that he wants to keep Woodgrove succeeding with the school’s WHS policy: Work, Honor, and Strive.
Look forward to an in-depth story in the print edition about Shipp’s views on the school.