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Ms.  Melanie  Lashinsky
Principal

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Principal

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year at Richlands Elementary School.  My name is Melanie Lashinsky, and I am enjoying my fourth year at Richlands Elementary School.  I am a native of Southwest Virginia and grew up knowing I wanted to be a teacher.  After teaching for fourteen years, I ventured into administration.  I am thankful each day I get to work with the students, teachers, and parents at RES.

My own academic background consists of graduating from Lebanon High School and attending Emory and Henry College, where I received my B.A. in English and Education.  I earned my MEd. in English Education from the University of Virginia and my Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision from Virginia Tech.  I am currently in the doctoral program at Virginia Tech in Leadership and Supervision and continue to work on my dissertation.  I have a passion for education and the transformational effects it has in the lives of children.