Parents Sought for Ad Hoc Committee on Special Education
ES-31 Naming Committee Results
While Hope Elementary was considered in the initial meeting, it didn't make the final cut. I'll hold out "hope" that this name will make it in the future. I would still like to honor the families of such children as Gavin Rupp, Declan Carmichal, Mathias Giordano and Gabriella Miller, who sacrificed so much while inspiring our community.
Recommendation: Waxpool Elementary School
The original Village of Waxpool, dating back to the 1880s, was sited proximate to the present-day Waxpool Road, Belmont Ridge Road and Beaver Dam Reservoir. Waxpool contained a general store and post office (S.E. Munday’s General Store), church, school and several dairy farms. The name helps preserve the historical legacy of the area, named for the waxy hard-to-drain clay soils in the area.
First Alternate: Lola Jackson Elementary School
Lola Herrod Jackson (July 31, 1902-June 13, 2001) was a teacher in Ashburn, at the Farmwell Colored School (later known as the Ashburn Colored School), from 1932 to 1957. Jackson taught grades 1 through 7.
Second Alternate: William H. Ash Elementary School
William Horace Ash (May 15, 1859-February 14, 1908) was a former slave who became the first African-American from Loudoun elected to the House of Delegates - though he represented a different county. Ash worked as a teacher for many years and helped found the Teachers Reading Circle, an organization for African American educators. After retiring from politics, Ash returned to teaching and in 1907, began teaching at the Virginia Normal and Industrial Institute.