Administration

Seth Kennard, Principal
Principal Seth Kennard (right) and assistant principal Christine Peterson (left).

Seth Kennard joined Mountain View Elementary School as principal in the Summer of 2023. Prior to coming to MVES, Mr. Kennard served as the principal of Baker-Butler Elementary School in Albemarle County, and Charles Barrett Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia.

He is passionate about student engagement and ensuring that all students feel safe, joyful, valued, and appropriately challenged at school each day. He has extensive experience working with exceptional populations and English Language Learners. Seth collaborates with school staff to actively connect with all families and ensure that strong partnerships between school and home are formed and maintained.

Mr. Kennard lives in Albemarle County with his wife and their three school-aged children. He earned his bachelor’s degree from The University of Mary Washington, his master’s degree from The University of Virginia, and is currently pursuing his Doctor of Education from The University of Virginia.

Christine Peterson, Assistant Principal

Christine Peterson joined Mountain View Elementary School an assistant principal in the Summer of 2023. Prior to coming to MVES, Mrs. Peterson served as the assistant principal at Baker-Butler Elementary School in Albemarle County, assistant principal intern, instructional coach, literacy specialist, classroom teacher, and special education teacher at various schools across the county since 2000.

Mrs. Peterson is passionate about ensuring that school is a joyful and engaging place where students and staff feel valued and engaged in learning and teaching.  Building trusting relationships with students and families is her priority, and Christine is committed to collaborating with all school community members.

Mrs. Peterson lives in Albemarle County with her husband and their two school-aged children. She earned her bachelor's degree from SUNY Geneseo in New York, a master’s degree from The University of Virginia, and a certificate in school administration from James Madison University.