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Principal: Whitney Rinella

Assistant Principal: Jason L. Wells

 "To provide a world-class education that enables every
student to choose and pursue any post K12 endeavor."

About Mrs. Rinella
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Welcome to Concord Elementary School!  I am Mrs. Rinella, Principal and proud to serve our students, teachers and community.  I am a former middle school teacher, coach and administrator as well as former assistant principal of Concord Elementary School.  This is my 14th year in the field of education and I am honored to be the principal!

I am proud to be a product of Campbell County Public Schools. I was born in Campbell County and am a graduate of William Campbell High School.  Following high school, I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Virginia Tech and then went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia.  I also have my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Lynchburg College. 

I have always wanted to work with children and I am devoted to seeing them as well as teachers continue to learn. When I'm not at school, I can be outside with my husband, running, biking, swimming and/or skiing.  I also like spending time with family and friends and having a good cup of coffee or tea. I enjoy reading and particularly baking and cooking.

Mrs. Rinella's Favorites:

Color: Pink and Blue

Food: Italian

Sport: To Do: Running, To Watch: UVA Baseball and Steelers Football

Hobby: Reading and Baking

Book: The Great Gatsby and Oh the Places You Will Go

Quote "Knowledge is a treasure that will follow its learner everywhere.”

About Mr. Wells
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It is an honor to serve as the Assistant Principal at Concord Elementary School!  This marks my 14th year in education. Prior to coming to CES, I was a fifth grade teacher, Math Coordinator, and Instructional Math Coach at Appomattox Elementary School.

I am a 2001 graduate of Rustburg High School.  In 2005, I earned a B.S. Degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Elementary & Middle School Education from Longwood University.   In 2009, I earned my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership.

When I'm not at school, I cherish spending time with my two daughters and wife!  I love traveling, working outdoors, running, and reading books related to education.

Mr. Wells' Favorites:

Color: Blue

Food: Italian & Mexican

Sport: Baseball

Hobby: Running

Book: "There are NO Shortcuts" by: Rafe Esquith

Quote "All dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them!" Walt Disney