LCES Updates 6/2/20: A Message from the Chantilly Pyramid Principals & LCES Staff

A Message from the Chantilly Pyramid Principals

Dear Chantilly Pyramid Families and Community,

We reach out to you today as a united group of educators to acknowledge the events that have transpired portraying the anger and hurt that exists in our country.  Racism and hate have no place in the Chantilly Pyramid; rather, our schools are places that strive towards inclusiveness and compassion for all, while providing hope for the future. To our Black and African American families and community members, we echo the words of our Superintendent, Dr. Brabrand as he shared with FCPS staff, “We see you, we believe in you, and we stand with you.”

During this time, we will not sit silently. We have all worked together to create places and spaces where all are welcome and seen. In our classrooms and within our school communities, we will continue to learn about, value, and embrace each other’s differences while working to change the conditions that allow injustice.

At each of our schools, we have committed to bringing awareness to social and emotional issues within our buildings through an equity lens.  Every school in the Chantilly pyramid has an equity lead who partners with the Principal to ensure staff have the tools to recognize and take action on inequalities within our buildings. We are committed to this work and to our schools being beacons for change.

For many in our community, these events are recent, raw and understandably quite upsetting. It is important yet impossible to comprehend centuries of horrifying injustice against minorities in this nation, particularly African Americans. As a result, we work to educate our students to better understand. Two poignant resources for parents and teens include:

Please know that your schools are here for you and stand with our Black and African American community. It is the diversity of our community members who make the Chantilly pyramid a wonderfully unique place to live, work, learn and grow.  

We recognize that everyone may be impacted by these recent events differently and we welcome you to reach out to your school’s principal, school counselor, or clinical staff with any questions or concerns. Our email addresses can be found below. 

As a community, we are here for each other and we stand together.  


Your Chantilly Pyramid Principals

Mary Miller - Brookfield ES

Dave Pietzman, Greenbriar East ES -

Patty Granada - Greenbriar West ES -

VaRonica Sloan - Lees Corner ES -

Holly DeVore - Oak Hill ES -

Sue Andujar - Poplar Tree ES -

Amy Goodloe- Rocky Run MS -

Dustin Wright - Franklin MS -

Scott Poole - Chantilly HS -

Lees Corner's Clinical Team & Other Helpful Contacts

Please feel free to reach out if we can be of assistance.


Karen Brown, School Psychologist:

Debbie Bradner, School Counselor:

Jenny Spears, School Counselor:

Olivia Yellen, Social Worker:


VaRonica Sloan, Principal:

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal:

Matt Miller, Administrative Assistant:

Betty Nolan, Student Information Assistant:

Kim Proppe, Office Assistant:

Linda Nicklyn, Office Assistant:

Yanneth McCoy, Parent Liaison:

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