Principal

Ms. Shahrazad Kablan

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  • WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL! We look forward to seeing all of our students on the first day of school, Thursday, August 19, 2021.

    I am honored and excited to embark on my second year as principal of John Handley High School. Leading a school such as John Handley High School with its remarkable history and rich tradition is a wonderful opportunity to combine pride and tradition along with providing a 21st century comprehensive learning experience for all students.

    Professional Background

    Education
    I hold a BA in Psychology from the University of Benghazi in Libya. I have a Master’s Degree in English from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, as well as a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from George Mason University in Northern Virginia. I am currently pursuing an Ed.D. from the American College of Education in Indiana.

    My Vision
    I am a firm believer in high quality instruction, students’ academic and social well being, and the importance of community engagement to maximize students' achievement and success. I believe in exploring innovative ideas to meet the emerging needs of all students while continuing the legacy of John Handley High School.

    Along with the talented and dedicated faculty, I will continue to focus on empowering students and working hard to serve every child, every day, doing whatever it takes to ensure that every student is college and career ready!

    While I value face-to-face interaction with students and parents and welcome any opportunity to meet with you, I will be utilizing our technology to provide you with clear and consistent communication through our weekly newsletter.

    I look forward to our collaboration to create a positive and safe educational environment where all students can achieve success.

    Shahrazad Kablan
    kablan@wps.k12.va.us
    540-662-3471, Ext. 41001