Principal Stephanie Downey


Hello Chris Yung Families,

I’m thrilled to be joining the Chris Yung Community as your principal! I’ve served as a principal for the
past 10 years in another Virginia school division and am excited to be leading the STEAM engines. I grew
up near Baltimore, Maryland and started my teaching career in a large school system near Baltimore.
Most of my teaching years were spent in third, fourth, and fifth grades. I also served as an instructional
coach and assistant principal before becoming principal. I received my undergraduate degree from
Bridgewater College and my master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Our Chris Yung staff is ready to serve your family during the 2022-23 school year. We are excited to
welcome families back into the building for parent engagement events. We want to connect with you
this year! Don’t forget to join us for monthly PTO meetings and Parent Advisory meetings. Parent
Advisory is open to all parents and will meet monthly on the third Tuesday. Meetings will be held in
person at Chris Yung Elementary School and will begin at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome!

We are working hard to prepare your child for a lifetime of learning and success! Academic
achievement, positive climate/culture, and parent engagement are our focus areas every day. To find
out more about the commitments of our Chris Yung staff, check out the PWCS strategic plan, Vision
2025: Launching Thriving Futures.

Please feel free to reach out to me directly by calling the school office (571-598-3500) or emailing me at I welcome your input and look forward to connecting with each of our STEAM
engine families this year!

It’s going to be a great year at Chris Yung Elementary School!

Stephanie Downey, Principal