Degrees and Certifications:
Niki Simms, Assistant Principal
Greetings Conway Family!
My name is Niki Simms and it is with great enthusiasm that I write this letter of introduction as the new Assistant Principal of Conway Elementary School! I can’t wait to begin this new journey with all of you in the fall. I think we can all agree that the challenges that present us are serious, but I believe that we can have success when we work together!
Prior to my role as an Assistant Principal, I served as a 3rd grade teacher at Conway. I truly enjoyed that experience because I believe working with your children last school year has prepared me for this great opportunity. In fact, providing education both in the classroom and virtually gave me a clear view of what the upcoming school year would entail. And I will personally commit to ensuring a student-centered approach is continued while serving you and your child. It won’t be just my efforts that will achieve the best for our students. Conway’s amazing and dedicated teachers who value your child and how your child learns are also committed to making their educational experience an exceptional one.
Now a little about me! I was born and raised in Franklin, Virginia; and I currently live in Spotsylvania with my amazing husband (Kysan). We’ve been married for 10 years and have a 1 year-old daughter (Kourtney) and a Toy Poodle (Brody). When I’m not serving you, I enjoy reading, fitness, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. I’m also a long-suffering fan of the Detroit Lions. ☺
I attended Virginia State University, earning my Bachelors in Elementary Education PreK-6; and I earned my Master’s in Administration and Supervision from Liberty University. I also have 13 years of experience in education between Richmond City, Spotsylvania County, and Stafford County Public School systems. Being a teacher during that time has encouraged me to become an administrator so that I could have an even greater impact on student learning, teacher support, and connecting with the community. I realize that administrative positions in education entail huge responsibilities. So in order to manage these responsibilities effectively, I will be diligent in building relationships with students, parents, and teachers; supporting your child academically, socially, and emotionally, and working closely with community resources.
Please know that I am available to you anytime! So feel free to call or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any concerns or questions you may have throughout the school year. Together, let’s make this one of Conway’s best school years ever!!
Looking forward to working with you!
Degrees and Certifications:
Jessica Olesevich, Assistant Principal
Hello Conway Cougars!
I have loved every moment of being part of the Conway community and am thrilled to be returning for my second year as Assistant Principal for the 2023-24 school year!
I started my career studying Special Education at Penn State University. After graduation, my first teaching job was as a Special Educator in Prince William County; first as an LD teacher, then as a teacher for students with Autism. After five years in the classroom, I moved to central office in PWCS as a Behavior Specialist. In 2018 I started working for Stafford County Public Schools as the county’s first Behavior Analyst. I spent four years traveling to schools across SCPS assisting staff and teams to make data-driven decisions to teach students that had a greater need for behavioral support. Along the way I earned a Master’s Degree in Special Education, as well as one Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis and one in Educational Planning, Policy, and Leadership. I have been a Licensed Behavior Analyst since 2017 and have a passion for applying the science of behavior to everything I do.
On a more personal note, I grew up just north of Pittsburgh, PA. My husband, Kyle, and I have two young children; one here at Conway and one who will walk these halls in a few years. With any free time I might get, I enjoy spending time with my family, listening to podcasts, working out, and going for walks with my two dogs.
I believe that the partnership between home and school is critically important, and together we can teach children to become leaders of their lives. Please know that my door is always open and I welcome your conversation and collaboration throughout the school year. I look forward to meeting you soon!
We are… Conway #OneFamily!