Principal's Message

  • Dear John Kerr Families,

    Welcome to the John Kerr Elementary School homepage and the 2018-2019 School Year! Our students, families, and staff will continue to embarked on a unique STEAM experience as we move together through the 2018-2019 school year. In conjunction with our STEAM theme, Destination Greatness: Full STEAM Ahead, we are committed to providing a caring, child centered, and academically challenging educational experience for each child student. Also, 3rd and 4th graders will have a more personalized educational experience as digital and problem based/project based learning labs have been created to provide 21st /century educational experiences for students. Personalized Education & Problem Based Learning Experiences (PEDLE) will be piloted in 4th grade for 60 students, so as to plan for and implement a more intentional instructional experience specific to digital and personalized learning.

    Throughout the school year, all students in grades 1-4 will experience not only educational opportunities aligned to state and division curriculum, but also Drama, Music, Physical Education, Art, Library, and STEAM specials classes. Students in PK-K will have all specials with the exception of STEAM in the lab. As we celebrate STEAM throughout the year, STEAM activities, Music programs, a student musical production, physical challenge activities, STEAM Days, and family nights reflecting our STEAM theme, occur intermittently. We celebrate each of these very meaningful programs with all of our students.

    Academically, John Kerr Elementary School has met all requirements for full accreditation. Our classroom teachers strive to present all content in small groups, use digital resources to modify and redefine instruction, and provide both enrichment and extra assistance throughout the school day. The success and joy of our students reflects the quality of the people who represent the instructional staff...fully dedicated caring for the well being of each child, and providing our children with an excellent educational experience.

    Please visit our school and experience the passion and energy of our electric learning environment!

    Sincerely,

    Laura Evy, Principal
    evyl@wps.k12.va.us
    540-662-3945


Education & Experience

  • Principal Laura Evy is originally from West Virginia where she attended Martinsburg High School in Martinsburg, WV. She graduated from Shepherd College (now University) and earned her Master's Degree in School Administration from James Madison University.

    She began her teaching career at Robert E. Aylor Middle School in Stephens City, VA, where she taught Social Studies. She also taught at Robert D. Edgren High School in Misawa, Japan. She has served as an assistant-principal in Richmond County, VA and held administative positions for 20 years in Rockingham County, VA. 

    Ms. Evy is the first principal at the new John Kerr Elementary School that opened in August 2016.