• Kim Pryor

    Mrs. Kim Pryor

Principal's Message

  • Amazing John Kerr Community,

    I am so excited to join this extraordinary school community as the new principal! I am humbled and most appreciative of the opportunity presented to me to become a member of this outstanding educational family. As we progress through the last quarter of the school year, I look forward to getting to know our incredible staff, students, families, and school community on a deeper level. A great source of John Kerr pride shared by everyone I have spoken with is that this is a place where strong home and school connections have been made and staff are wholly committed to championing and challenging every child every day to succeed! I am also learning very quickly that John Kerr has incredible family and community support. I place a high value on both characteristics and am thrilled to join you on John Kerr’s journey moving forward along the path of excellence.

    To share a little about myself, I am a native Tennessean born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. I have a great love for the mountains and the University of Tennessee Vols! Football season is my favorite season. After graduating with my Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from East Tennessee State University, I moved to Sarasota, Florida, where I was privileged to spend 17 wonderful years working as a middle and high school special education teacher and a school-based and district-level behavior specialist working with students from elementary through high school. During my time in Sarasota, I earned my Master’s degree in Behavior Disorders from the University of South Florida and my Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Nova Southeastern University. In 2006 my family moved to Fairfax, Virginia. Prior to my move to WPS, I worked for Fairfax County Public Schools serving as the special education department chair at two different middle schools and, for the past 12 years, an elementary school administrator. The commonality in all my experience has been the collaboration with others to provide the best possible educational experiences for all students.

    There is much to be proud of at John Kerr Elementary School, and we will continue in our commitment to developing the whole child, thereby, ensuring our students are prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities of today and tomorrow’s rapidly changing, increasingly diverse, and interconnected world. So, let’s get started! There is much to do before the school year ends.

    Again, I am humbled and honored to have been selected to serve as the new Principal of John Kerr Elementary School. I look forward to meeting you and forming a partnership with you to provide the best possible school experience for our students. 

    Kim Pryor
    Proud John Kerr Principal