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Principal's Message

“Purposeful Learning for Purposeful Living” – This is the theme I have selected for our focus and I am honored to partner with the Carrollton Elementary staff and families to make it a reality.


I am joining Isle of Wight County Schools after sixteen years in Suffolk as a high school English teacher and then an assistant principal at both the middle school and elementary levels. I began my career as an educator at a private school where I taught and served in an administrative capacity.


I grew up in Lakeland, Florida, and went to college in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where I earned my degree in Secondary Education. Virginia has been my home since 1988, and the University of Virginia is where I earned my Masters in Educational Leadership.


The vision of IWCS to prepare our students to be ready for college, career, and life is a goal that truly resonates with me, and this is why I am hopefully expectant to partner with the CAES stakeholders to provide learning experiences that are purposeful and will lead to our children living lives of value and purpose as they develop into caring, creative citizens who can collaborate effectively and think critically. This has been my calling for years and I am honored to answer it here with you at Carrollton Elementary.


Go Cardinals!


Robert D. Brennan