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Page County Public Schools Welcomes Newly Elected Chairman
Page County Public Schools Welcomes Newly Elected Chairman
Page County Public Schools
Thursday, January 07, 2021

For Immediate Release, January 7, 2021 

Contact:  Tricia Runyan, Communications Specialist 

Phone: 540.743.3750   ext. 2403 

Email: trunyan@pagecounty.k12.va.us

Page County Public Schools Welcomes Newly Elected Chairman

Jason Scott Breeden assumes role as PCPS School Board Chairman

LURAY, Va. ― On Monday, January 4, 2021, Page County Public Schools school board members convened  for their reorganizational meeting in which Jason Scott Breeden was welcomed as the newly elected Chairman of the School Board. Mr. Breeden was elected by Page County residents in the November 4, 2020, election as the Chairman-At-Large. 

Mr. Breeden comes to the Page County School Board with a wealth of education and experience. He attended Blue Ridge Community College before transferring to James Madison University, where he received his B.S. in Sociology/Early Childhood Education in 1999. He received his master’s degree in Education Administration from Shenandoah University in 2004, and his EdS in K-12 Reading Education from the University of Virginia. HIs professional experiences include having been a Pre-K and Kindergarten teacher in Newport News, VA, a technology teacher in Shenandoah County, a Standards of Learning Specialist and Executive Director of Administrative Services within Westmoreland County, Division-Level Support Coordinator for the Virginia Department of Education in the Office of School Improvement, and as an Assistant Principal and Pre-K supervisor for Page County Public Schools.

Mr. Breeden offered this message to the community in regards to his new position:

“PCPS Families and PCPS Staff, 

     I am thankful for the opportunity to serve as your School Board Chairman. My goal is to

foster and support strong relationships among our teachers, staff, administrators, the

Superintendent and the School Board. The School Board is committed to ensuring that

our teachers and staff have all of the resources and support they need to be successful.

This school year, as well as last school year, has been very challenging. Like many

other districts, PCPS has had to take an entirely new instructional approach adapting to

remote learning. The School Board, along with the Superintendent, Dr. Gonzalez, and

the administrative staff, will continue to do whatever is necessary to give our students

the very best instructional experience possible. Our students are the future, and it is

imperative that we take the necessary steps to close the gap in instruction our students

have experienced. 

      As we continue to navigate through this unprecedented time, please know the School

Board is committed to our staff, students, and parents.  Each and every decision that

comes before the Board will be discussed from every angle and we will carefully

consider the outcomes of those decisions.

      In closing, as the Chairman of the Board, I will continue to work with parents, students,

teachers, staff, and community leaders to help move our schools forward in a positive

direction.  As we attempt different strategies, please remember the old adage, “nothing

ventured, nothing gained.” It is often by small steps, and not giant leaps, that great

accomplishments are made. In the spirit of collaboration, let us go forward together to

do the monumental work of preparing all of our students for the exciting world that

awaits them. 

Respectfully, 

Jason S. Breeden

Page County School Board Chairman”

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If you would like more information about this topic, please call Tricia Runyan at 540-743-3750 (option 3), or email at trunyan@pagecounty.k12.va.us.