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Ms.  Melanie  Lashinsky
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Principal's Bio


Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at Richlands Elementary School.  My name is Melanie Lashinsky, and I am so excited to begin my sixth year as the principal at RES.  I have the pleasure of working with a staff who prioritizes the academic success of our students, the development of outstanding character in children, and the joyfulness that comes with learning and accomplishment.  We are all looking forward to our upcoming school year.

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.