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Dr. Casey Nice

Contact: [email protected]

Welcome to King George Middle School!

I am so excited to begin my new role as Principal at KGMS! In addition to transitioning to a new role for the 2022-2023 school year, I am also starting my tenth year serving King George County Schools. Since 2013, I have worked in various capacities for KGCS. First, as the Secondary Program Specialist, then as Assistant Principal at Potomac Elementary School, and finally as an Assistant Principal at KGMS. Prior to serving the King George community, I worked as a substitute teacher and tutor in Ohio, as a teacher and tutor in a private school in Fredericksburg, and as a special education teacher at Massaponax High School.

I graduated from Vinton County High School in 1999, attended the University of Rio Grande for two years and then graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in English from Ohio University in 2004. After moving to Virginia in 2005, I earned a Master of Education Degree from the University of Mary Washington in 2010. In 2016, I earned an Educational Specialist Degree from Liberty University and then, in 2020, I completed my doctoral studies and earned a Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University.

My wife and I met in 2008 while teaching at Massaponax High School and were married in 2018. We are the proud parents of two pitbulls, Bucky and Fancy, and enjoy spending time hiking, sitting on the porch, and watching TV with them. Additionally, as many of you know, I am an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan and spend every Saturday in the fall cheering them on (Go Bucks!).

I am looking forward to a great school year! KGMS experienced some growing pains last year, but we are prepared and ready to make the 2022-2023 school year our best year! We plan to utilize our PBIS framework to help all students be successful and we look forward to working closely with our students and our families to provide the support our students need to reach their full potential and to prepare them for high school. In particular, we plan to focus on and celebrate our passion for teaching and learning during the upcoming school year while helping our students learn how to be Responsible, Accountable, Productive, and Present. That's a RAPP!

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Assistant Principal
Theodore Schaefer

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Mr. Schaefer’s entire education career has been with King George County Schools. He was hired as a history teacher for the high school in 2014 and worked there up until his transition to the middle school in 2021. During his time at the high school he was actively involved in planning a variety of school events, was a coach for the Boys Soccer Team, and was selected as the Teacher of the Year in 2019.

Mr. Schaefer is originally from Salem County, New Jersey and attended Woodstown High School in Woodstown, New Jersey. He graduated from Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in History and concentration in Secondary Education. He obtained a Masters in Education from Concordia University in 2016 and most recently received a Post-Master’s Certificate in School Leadership and Administration from George Washington University in 2020.

Mr. Schaefer is beyond excited to be a part of King George Middle School and is looking forward to getting to know all of the wonderful students, staff, parents, and community members. He hopes to make each and every school day an enjoyable experience!

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Assistant Principal:

Dr. Shannon Mahiai
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Hello and Welcome to King George Middle School! My name is Shannon Mahiai and I’m extremely happy to join the Foxes Family as an Assistant Principal. I’m very passionate about education and I look forward to partnering with you to provide our students with a rigorous, engaging, and high-quality middle school experience. As the parent of 3 children ages 15, 13 and 12, I recognize the importance of a strong home-school connection. Parents/Guardians are every child’s first teacher and I believe that by working together, we can make sure your child’s social, emotional, and academic needs are met.

Before joining King George Middle School, I served in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles over the past 18 years both in the United States and in Tanzania. Some of the roles I have held include self-contained special education teacher, academic support teacher, special education designee, and assistant principal. My academic background includes a Bachelor’s in Rehabilitation Services from Penn State University, Master’s in Special Education from East Carolina University, Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership concentration in Special Education from Jones International University, and my EdD in Educational Administration and Leadership from American College of Education. Thank you for the opportunity to serve your families in this role! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share. Go Foxes!

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