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A Message from Your Principal

Dear Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy Families, I am taking a moment to apprise you all of a temporary change at Lyles-Crouch. As some of you may know, I tore my rotator cuff earlier this year and have delayed the inevitable as long as I could do so, much to the dismay of my orthopedic surgeon. With that said, I will be going out on September 13th to have shoulder surgery. Because of the required post-surgery recovery and rehabilitation period, I will be out probably through December. During my absence, I will not be responding to emails, text messages, or other requests. But rest assured, I am leaving you in good hands! Ms. Linda Ricks, current Assistant Principal at Lyles-Crouch, will assume the role of Acting Principal. Ms. Ricks has been the AP of Lyles-Crouch since 2019. She has previously served in a variety of roles in ACPS over her lengthy 20 year career here. She has been a Literacy Coach, Reading Facilitator, Leadership Intern, and classroom teacher grades K-5. Ms. Ricks holds a Master’s of Education degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Regent University, a Leadership & Administration endorsement from George Mason University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Virginia State University. She holds professional licenses and endorsements from the Commonwealth of Virginia in Administration and Supervision, PK-12. To support Ms. Ricks, Ms. Laura Zybrick, a retired ACPS teacher, will serve as the Acting Assistant Principal. Since 1980, Ms. Zybrick served in both teaching and administrative roles in Prince William County. She taught various grade levels as well as served as an assistant principal at both the elementary and secondary levels. In addition, she served as the principal of Corpus Cristi Blue Ribbon School in Falls Church, VA. After retiring from Prince William County Schools, Ms. Zybrick taught at Lyles-Crouch for 7 years before retiring for a second time. She also holds professional licenses and endorsements for Administration and Supervision from the Commonwealth of Virginia. This well-qualified, veteran duo is quite capable of leading Lyles-Crouch for the next three months. I am confident, that with your continued support, our students will continue to succeed. Together we do make a difference. Sincerely yours, Patricia Zissios, Ph.D. Principal

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