Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Scott Elchenko
Mr. Elchenko is a graduate of Temple University (Philadelphia, PA). In addition, he has earned two Master’s Degrees in the field of education. He is a graduate of Cabrini College (Radnor, PA) where he earned his Master of Education degree along with becoming a state certified teacher. Additionally, he has earned a second Master of Education degree from the University of Mary Washington, along with fulfilling the requirements for state certification in Administration and Supervision (K-12).
Mr. Elchenko has always been an administrator in Title 1 schools. Having served for four years as an Assistant Principal at Mount Vernon Community School (Alexandria, VA), he has experience working in diverse, bilingual environments where he supported a Spanish Immersion program and a school on a modified, year-round academic calendar. His leadership and strong instructional focus helped lead the school to double digit improvements in student academic performance across many demographic subgroups, implemented a Positive Behavioral Instructional Supports (PBIS) program school-wide, and reduced the number of students identified as special education from 17%-12%. Additionally, Mr. Elchenko helped lead a school wide team in applying for the International Baccalaureate: Primary Years Programme (PYP) along with earning advanced certification.
Mr. Elchenko, was most recently Hartwood’s principal, and before that also served as Assistant Principal of King George Elementary (King George, VA) for one year. During this time, he helped create a new guided reading book room, aligned Virginia’s Department of Education special education regulations to the school's procedures, and led the county-wide team to obtain the School Board’s approval to implement the Virginia Department of Education’s Guidelines for the Uniform Teacher Evaluation model.
Mr. Elchenko is a former First-Year Teacher of the Year recipient, along with a former Teacher of the Year recipient. Having taught in Key West, Florida and Stafford County, Virginia (Grafton Village ES!), he brings a passion for teaching, learning, and leading to Stafford Middle School!