Meet the Administrator

Josh Burton 

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  The faculty, staff, and PTA have some things planned that will make this an exciting year full of learning and fun. 

This year, our theme is "Choose Kind".  It is from the novel Wonder by R.J. Palacio.  We will reinforce the idea that "in a world where you can be anything, be kind".  Throughout the year, students and teachers will emphasize acts of kindness towards each other, fostering a learning environment that is safe and builds community. 


Parents, please join our PTA and seek their help in identifying ways to become involved in our school.  Research shows that one of the most important factors in a child's success is the positive involvement of the parent in their child's education. Parents and educators must work together to help our students achieve their academic potential.

I am looking forward to continuing the strong academic culture and school pride that emanates from the Wasena community.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns by calling 540-853-2914 or emailing me at  Additionally, don't forget to follow the "Wasena Elementary PTA" Facebook page. 

Best wishes,
Josh Burton
Principal, Wasena Elementary