The Orange County School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Merilee Grubb as principal of Lightfoot Elementary School (LES).

Mrs. Grubb earned a bachelor’s degree in English, a master’s in Elementary Education and completed her Educational Leadership degree from the University of Mary Washington. Mrs. Grubb taught a variety of K-8 classrooms for 15 years and partnered with teachers as an instructional coach for 4 years before coming to Orange County.

When notified of her appointment, Mrs. Grubb expressed her excitement for the opportunity to become part of the Lightfoot Elementary School family. “I have been fortunate to serve as assistant principal to both Locust Grove Primary and Elementary—it has truly been a defining part of my life as an educator. The Locust Grove community is a talented and passionate group of teachers and staff, and I will truly miss working with them on a daily basis. I am looking forward to building relationships with students, staff, parents and the community this upcoming school year to provide the highest quality education to all students of Lightfoot Elementary School.”

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