New Principals Named for Indian Hollow Elementary School and NREP at Senseny Road School

  • Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent David Sovine has announced two principal changes that will take effect on July 1. Shawn Muir has been named the new principal of Indian Hollow Elementary School and Dr. Tabitha Reeves has been named the new program administrator at Northwestern Regional Educational Programs (NREP) at Senseny Road School. Muir will succeed Sharon Cooley while Reeves will succeed Ralph Reese.

    Cooley is retiring after working in Frederick County Public Schools for 32 years, including the past eight as the principal at Indian Hollow Elementary School. Reese has been the program administrator at NREP at Senseny Road School since 2008.

    Muir has more than 28 years of experience as an educator and school leader. She is returning to Virginia after spending the past seven years as the assistant principal at Mesa Middle School in Castle Rock, Colorado. Prior to assuming her current position, Muir served as an assistant principal at Greenbrier and Johnson elementary schools in Charlottesville (2011-2015) and Mullen Elementary School in Manassas (2008-2011). She also has more than 17 years of experience as a classroom teacher in kindergarten through fifth grade and has served as a gifted education teacher for students in grades K-5.

    Reeves has served as the assistant program director at NREP since November 2018. Prior to working for Frederick County Public Schools, she spent 15 years serving in various roles with Virginia Beach City Public Schools. From 2003-2011, Reeves was a special education teacher as well as department chair for special education. She spent an additional four months working as a behavior program teacher before assuming an administrative position at the school board office as a special education coordinator. Reeves remained in that position for seven years prior to coming to Frederick County Public Schools.

    Sovine says, “As we recognize Mrs. Cooley and Mr. Reese for their many years of service to Frederick County Public Schools, we are excited to welcome Ms. Muir and Dr. Reeves into their new leadership roles. Both possess a great deal of experience and a commitment to realizing the school division’s vision of being an innovative community where caring relationships and authentic learning inspire all students. I’m confident both will build upon the many successes achieved at both Indian Hollow Elementary School and NREP at Senseny Road School in the years to come.”

    Muir has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She also has a master’s degree in liberal arts from Mary Washington College as well as a master’s degree in educational leadership from Duquesne University.

    Reeves has a bachelor’s degree in human services counseling and a master’s degree in special education from Old Dominion University. She earned her doctorate in educational administration and policy from The George Washington University.