Principal

 

Kaitlyn Engelmeier-Foor 

 

703-580-6501 * EngelmKM@pwcs.edu

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Mrs. Engelmeier-Foor is in her 14th year at Porter Traditional School, including her time as a classroom teacher and assistant principal. She began her career teaching 7th and 8th grade Social Studies, until moving to a Teacher on Administrative Assignment in 2010.

Throughout her time at Porter, she has presented all over the United States on educational strategies and technology integration in the classroom. In 2018, Mrs. Engelmeier-Foor was named National Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year for the state of Virginia. She earned her master’s degree in Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction from George Mason University, and a bachelor's degree in History, as well as in Secondary Education Social Studies from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

Mrs. Engelmeier-Foor loves being a part of the Porter community, working with amazing students, families, and fellow educators.


Assistant Principal

 

Judy Mears
703-580-6501 *   mearsjm@pwcs.edu

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Ms. Mears is excited to be serving in her second year as an Assistant Principal at Porter Traditional School.  This is her 27th year as an educator in Prince William County Schools and her 20th year as assistant principal.  She was born in New York into a military family a long time ago, and they lived in several places including Ohio, California, and Cuba before settling down in Chesapeake, Virginia when she was in third grade.  After graduating from Great Bridge High School, she went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in English at Old Dominion University and then taught Freshman Composition at ODU as a Graduate Teaching Assistant.  In 1992 she began teaching seventh grade language arts and coaching softball at Graham Park Middle School and seven years later became a part of Graham Park’s administrative team, remaining there as Assistant Principal until she came to Porter Traditional in 2018.

Ms. Mears is thoroughly enjoying working at Porter, learning the traditions, and getting to know the amazing students, parents, and staff.  She is feeling energized and blessed to become part of the Porter family.




Director of School Counseling

 Christie Kargbo  703-580-6501 * kargboce@pwcs.edu

 

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Ms. Kargbo is in her 5th year as an educator in Prince William County, including 4 years as the Director of School Counseling at Porter Traditional. Prior to coming to Prince William County, she served for five years as a Mental Health Counselor working with children in the community. During the 2018-2019 school year, she was recognized by Prince William County for her service to the students and community at Porter. She received the Champion of Students Award from the Office of Student Services. As well as, the Culturally Responsive Educator of the Year Award.

Ms. Kargbo earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Virginia State University in Petersburg, VA. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Master of Education degree in School Counseling. Most recently, she earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from George Mason University. Ms. Kargbo loves serving as an advocate for students and looks forward to another wonderful school year at Porter Traditional.



School Counselor

Laura Carmack

703-580-6501  *  carmacll@pwcs.edu

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This is Ms. Carmack’s first year with Porter Traditional School as the Elementary School Counselor. She was raised in Prince William County where she attended Signal Hill Elementary, Parkside Middle, and Osbourn Park High. After high school, she went on to graduate from George Mason University with a Bachelor’s in Social Work and Psychology.

She always knew she had a passion to work with children and help individuals in any way possible. She decided to pursue a master’s degree in School Counseling through Regent University and graduated this past May. Ms. Carmack is excited to join the Porter family this year!


       


Bookkeeper


Julian Evans 703-580-6501 *  evansjn@pwcs.edu Julian Evans Mr. Evans is proudly committed to his second year as Bookkeeper at Porter Traditional School. He has served for 12 years with Prince William County Schools, starting as a Teacher Assistant for students with Autism & E.D. This is his fourth year as bookkeeper, and he assures the Porter Family that they can count on him.

He is a New Jersey native, growing up next to Manhattan, with a pleasant and colorful personality. When Mr. Evans Is not working he can often be found attending the movies, wrestling matches & concerts with his 2 sons Devin & Hunter. 

Mr. Evans is gracious and proud to be a part of the Porter Traditional Family. “The staff here at Porter is very welcoming and kind, they brought me into their school and I couldn’t be more appreciative.”


School Secretary

Michele Tluchowski

703-580-6501  *  tluchomb@pwcs.edu

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Mrs. Michele Tluchowski has been in Porter’s front office since our opening, in 2004. Prior to moving to Porter, she worked as the Secretary at Montclair Elementary.  She graduated from Florida State University with a Marketing/Management degree.  She traveled for 26 years with her husband, while he was a Navy Helicopter pilot.   When she isn’t working, Ms. Michele enjoys reading, golfing, binge watching Netflix, and spending time with her family.  She and her husband, Michael, have 2 daughters, Mallory (lives in Denver) and Maddie (1st grade teacher at Henderson).  

 ‘Ms. Michele’ loves working in the front office because she gets to interact with the students, parents, and the staff!  
“I love being a part of the Porter family; getting to see the students grow from tiny 1st graders to smart and independent 8th graders is such a treat!”


SCHOOL SECRETARY


Pat Lewandowski 703-580-501  *  lewandpo@pwcs.edu

 

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Mrs. Pat Lewandowski has been with Prince William County Schools since 1991; she initially began in the county working with the Special Education Dept as an Occupational Therapist Assistant. “Ms. Pat” has worked at Porter since it opened in 2004, supporting the administration and using her skills to assist with Handwriting and Cursive in the first and second grades.   Ms. Lewandowski has resided in Prince William County for 43 Years.