Valdrighi earns Ed.S degree
Christopher M. Valdrighi of Weems received his Education Specialist (Ed.S) degree from the Graduate School of Education & Human Development of The George Washington University (GWU) in Washington, D.C., during ceremonies last weekend.
Valdrighi was awarded his degree during the graduate school’s commencement May 17 at the Charles E. Smith Center and was among nearly 6,000 to graduate with GWU’s Class of 2014 during exercises May 18 on the National Mall in D.C. GWU has the distinction of being the only college or university in the country to hold its commencement exercises on the National Mall, with the Washington Monument at one end and the U.S. Capitol at the other.
Valdrighi received his bachelor’s degree in history from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland and his master’s degree in education administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
His career in public education began in 1988. He was a teacher, coach and athletic director in Lancaster County Public Schools, an assistant high school principal in Essex County, and a high school principal in Middlesex County. He has been the assistant principal at New Kent County High School for the past five years and was approved by the New Kent County School Board in April as its new high school principal for the 2014-15 school year. He will assume that role on July 1.
Valdrighi is the son of Mary Valdrighi of Mathews and the late Ralph Valdrighi. He lives in Weems with his wife Lisa and two children, Shawn and Rachel.