Hello Dumfries Family!

I am so excited and truly honored to be Assistant Principal of Dumfries Elementary School. I look forward to working with the staff, students, families, and community members, in our efforts to do whatever it takes to ensure that all students learn and grow at high levels.

I received my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from York College of Pennsylvania in 2009, and my Master of Education in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University in 2016. I began my educational career as a Head Start teacher for the District of Columbia Public Schools. For five years, I served as an Elementary School teacher for Prince William County Public Schools in grades three and five at Elizabeth Vaughan Elementary and Minnieville Elementary. I feel very fortunate to continue to have the opportunity to be an educational leader for Prince William County, the county in which I also received my elementary, middle, and high school education.

As the Assistant Principal of Dumfries Elementary, my goal is to ensure that, as educators, we can show students how to be the best they can be in all aspects of life. I will continue to work to provide leadership that will foster an environment of safety, respect, and social and academic learning at the highest levels.

I look forward to working with and getting to know all of you during this school year!

Xanthe McFadden
Assistant Principal

Picture of Assistant Principal, Xanthe McFadden. She is standing by a sign that says 1st day of my 10th year in Education.