Brendan Menuey, principal at Reston’s Lake Anne Elementary for the last three years, is leaving the school to serve as Fairfax County Public Schools’ Executive Principal for School Improvement for Region 2, the school announced.
Lake Anne students sang their goodbyes to Menuey on Friday.
Menuey will supervise and support 44 schools in the Annandale, Falls Church, McLean, Marshall, and Stuart high school pyramids, as well as Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.
Prior to leading Lake Anne, he was assistant principal ft the school for three years.
Karen Siple will take over as interim principal at the school.
Siple is a retired FCPS principal. She taught at Herndon’s McNair Elementary and served as principal at Floris Elementary and Coates Elementary, also in Herndon.
Tony Alston turned himself into Fairfax County Police on May 5.
Police said they were alerted to missing iPad from a room within the school during spring break in early April. Detectives began an investigation in mid-April, said police spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell
Police served a search warrant on May 1 for the suspect’s residence at Northgate Square, where they found the iPad, Caldwell said. Detectives also determined additional items were reportedly stolen by Alston.
Police did not say whether the iPad and other items belonged to students or school. employees.
In an email to Lake Anne parents in Friday, school principal Brendan Menuey told parents Alston has been suspended from his position.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Alston has been with FCPS sine 1993.
Menuey said the school would have no further comment as the investigation is ongoing.
Photo: Tony Alston/Credit: FCPD