Welcome, Principal Khuluki!

By Douglas A. Tyson, Assistant Superintendent, Region 1
Spotlight
June 24, 2021

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Teresa Khuluki, current principal at Wolftrap Elementary, has been selected as the new principal of Thoreau Middle School effective June 30, 2021. Interim Principal Sharamaine Williams will continue to serve the Thoreau Middle School community through June 29, 2021.  Ms. Khuluki and Ms. Williams will immediately start collaborating to ensure a smooth transition. I am extremely appreciative of the positive leadership provided by Ms. Williams.

Ms. Khuluki is a dedicated and caring school-based leader with experience at all levels of K-12 education. She began her career in education as a high school Social Studies teacher at McLean High School. Later she transferred to teach Social Studies at Kilmer Middle School and was soon appointed the Assessment Coach. Ms. Khuluki transitioned to a career in administration when she served as an acting Assistant Principal at Camelot Elementary School. In 2011, she was hired as an Assistant Principal at Wolftrap Elementary School, and in 2012 she was promoted to Principal at Wolftrap Elementary School. 

Ms. Khuluki is an exceptional instructional leader and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the principalship. As the principal of Wolftrap Elementary School, Ms. Khuluki worked with staff, students, parents, and the community to build strong partnerships that enhanced students’ success. Working with her Madison Pyramid principal colleagues as the Pyramid Co-Lead, Ms. Khuluki coordinated, aligned, and introduced pyramid-wide Project Based Learning initiatives, and she promoted Critical and Creative Thinking skills for all children in her school. In 2019, Ms. Khuluki received an FCPS Excellence in Equity Award for her passion and dedication to increasing the achievement of special needs students. Ms. Khuluki’s numerous conference collaborations include her national conference presentation on the 21st Century Digital Approach to Highly Functional Collaborative Teams.

Ms. Khuluki received her Bachelor of Arts in History and Secondary Education from Marymount University and her Master of Science in Administration and Supervision from the University of Virginia. Please join me in welcoming Teresa Khuluki as the new principal of Thoreau Middle School.