Umer Faizi, Assistant Principal
Welcome to West Gate Elementary

Dear West Gate Staff and Community,

It is with great excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as your newly appointed Assistant Principal of West Gate Elementary School.  I am honored to be in this position, and I am looking forward to assisting Ms. Svendsen in making the 2019-2020 a great school year.

I have served as an educator for Prince William County Public Schools for the past fifteen years. Initially, I started as a student-aide for a summer school program at Westridge Elementary working with second and fourth graders. Later, I was hired at Marumsco Hills Elementary as a teacher-assistant for emotionally challenged children of grades third to fifth.  While working with special education students, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from George Mason University. In 2008, I was hired at Pennington Traditional School as a third-grade teacher. After a decade of serving students and their families, I pursued a masters from George Mason University in Educational Leadership. In addition, I have acted as an administrative intern for Fannie Fitzgerald Elementary and Rippon Middle School. As an instructional leader, my goal is to instill the love of learning, set high expectations, and meet the needs of diverse learners.

I am looking forward to meeting the West Gate staff, students, and community. I wish everyone is having a safe and enjoyable summer break.

Umer Faizi

Assistant Principal

We are ONE TEAM with ONE VISION...high achievement for ALL students.