Congratulations, Principal Kearns!

By Penny Gros, Assistant Superintendent Region 4
May 02, 2023

The Region 4 Office is pleased to announce that Ms. Lindsey Kearns, acting principal at Lake Braddock Secondary School has been selected as the principal of Lake Braddock Secondary School.

Ms. Lindsey Kearns has close to 20 years of experience in education working in middle, high and secondary schools. She began her career as a middle school math teacher in Houston, Texas before she moved to Northern Virginia to work on Capitol Hill as a legislative aide.  After serving in that role for two years, she realized her love of teaching and being in a school and joined Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) as a middle school math teacher at Glasgow Middle School.  It was there that she transitioned to the educational administrative path when she served as their Dean of Students. Ms. Kearns was appointed as an assistant principal at Justice High School and during that time, also served as principal of the Credit Recovery Academy at Justice.  In the summer of 2019, Ms. Kearns joined Lake Braddock Secondary School as the associate principal. She has been serving as the acting principal since Spring of 2022.

Ms. Kearns has demonstrated during her time as the acting principal of Lake Braddock Secondary School that she deeply values the importance of cultivating positive relationships with others to build a strong and welcoming school culture. She has built trusting relationships with stakeholders, is visible daily in the school hallways, attends school-wide activities and events, and makes an effort to recognize student and staff achievements.  A hallmark of her leadership is the joy with which she approaches her daily work.  You will rarely catch Ms. Kearns without a smile on her face.  Such collaborative and engaging efforts have resulted in positive increases in Lake Braddock’s staff engagement survey this year.

Ms. Kearns is honored to serve as the principal of Lake Braddock Secondary School. She is excited to continue to work with the Bruin students, staff and families. Ms. Kearns enjoys spending time with her husband, their young son and dog.  She is a proud Texas A&M alumna. Go Aggies!

Ms. Kearns holds a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, MS Math and Science Education from Texas A&M University.