Meet our Frost Administration Team
Mr. Harris has over seventeen years of experience as an educator in Fairfax County Public Schools primarily serving at the middle school level. Before his appointment as principal of Robert Frost Middle School, he served as an assistant principal at Edgar Allan Poe Middle School where he helped to improve math and reading instruction resulting in increased student achievement for all students as well as the removal of the Project Momentum status for Poe MS.
Prior to his leadership role at Poe MS, he served as an assistant principal at Robert Frost Middle School implementing our Falcon Focus program and overseeing the construction of the Finance Park and modular building on the campus. Mr. Harris taught for eight years in FCPS, teaching Marketing Education and Business and Information Technology, respectively at Herndon High School and Holmes Middle School. Between teaching assignments, in 2006, he worked as an administrative intern through the LEAD Fairfax program at Fairfax High School and Holmes Middle School.
A firm believer in the power of professional growth and development, in addition to his time as an administrative intern, Mr. Harris was a Peer Mentor for assistant principals in FCPS and was a member of FCPS’ Aspiring Principals Cohort in 2015. During this time he had the great fortune of participating in Harvard University’s New and Aspiring School Leaders Institute. Mr. Harris also supported and delivered professional development serving as a leader on the Region 2 Compass Planning Group for three years.
Mr. Harris holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Education with a Minor in Business from Virginia Tech and a Master’s in Education Leadership from George Mason University. Mr. Harris is married to his lovely wife Rosalyn and the proud father of Sydney.
Ms. Hornbecker is excited to start her eighth year as the Director of Student Services at Frost Middle School. She has been an educator in FCPS for the past twenty years. She began her career as a math teacher at Sandburg Middle School before transitioning to the role of School Counselor at Whitman and Kilmer Middle Schools.
She is originally from New York where she earned her undergraduate degree in Mathematics with a certification in Secondary Education 7-12 at SUNY Geneseo. She earned a Masters in School Counseling at Marymount University and her certification in Education Leadership from George Mason University.
Ms. Hornbecker loves going to all sporting events with her husband, but is particularly a big fan of the NY Giants. She also enjoys traveling along the east coast to spend time with her three sisters and parents, hanging with her dog, Creed, and trips to the beach.
Ms. Hornbecker supports our Math, Art, ESOL, and Student Services departments.
Joe Berret is beginning his 20th year in education and 6th as an Assistant Principal at Frost. He began his career at The Ivymount School in Rockville, MD before coming to Fairfax County in 2001. He has since served in a variety of roles at Poe MS, Thoreau MS, and Annandale HS.
Mr. Berret is originally from Pittsburgh and received his undergraduate degree from The University of Maryland, a Masters in Special Education from Johns Hopkins University, and a Masters in School Administration from George Mason University.
When he’s not at Frost, Mr. Berret enjoys spending time with his beautiful and patient wife, entertaining his 3 tireless daughters, playing hockey, listening to music, watching movies, fishing, and completing home improvement projects. Mr. Berret is the administrator for 8th grade students, the Atoms, Explorers, and Seekers teams, and supports the Science, Health & Physical Education, and Career & Technical Education departments as well.
Ms. Porter is beginning her fourteenth year as an educator, eleventh year with FCPS, and fourth year as a Frost Falcon. Prior to becoming a part of the Frost community, she was a Dean of Students for two years and science teacher for five years at Glasgow Middle school in Alexandria and a science teacher in Mason, Ohio.
Ms. Porter earned a bachelor of science degree in middle childhood education from Ohio University and a master of education in Educational Policy with an emphasis in Global Studies in Education from the University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign. She completed her certification in Administration and Supervision through the Accelerated Certification Cohort, which is a partnership program between FCPS and the University of Virginia. She is a proud daughter, sister, and aunt who enjoys practicing yoga, traveling the world, hiking in the Shenandoah, and attending live music events.
Ms. Porter is the administrator for 7th grade students on the Travelers and Cavalier teams. She also supervises our English, Music, and Theatre Arts departments.
Ms. Champ is excited to begin her first year serving the community at Frost Middle School as assistant principal. Ms. Champ received her undergraduate degree from Norfolk State University and a Master’s in Education and Human Development from George Washington University.
Ms. Champ has been an educator for more than 20 years. She has taught in Prince George’s County Public Schools and District of Columbia Public Schools. She has spent the majority of her career in Fairfax County Public Schools serving students in the county for the past 15 years. Prior to Ms. Champ’s appointment to Frost Middle School, she spent 8 years as an assistant principal in the Woodson HS pyramid at Olde Creek ES, and served as an assessment coach, math teacher, and K-6 teacher during her tenure.
Ms. Champ is originally from New York City, loves all New York sports teams and going back home to visit her family. In Ms. Champ’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and reading.
Mrs. Counts is excited to be in her first year as assistant principal at Frost Middle School, supporting special education programs. Mrs. Counts began her career as a special education teacher in Williamsburg and Henrico counties before returning to Fairfax County in 2002. She has served in a variety of roles in FCPS schools, and most recently as assistant principal at Laurel Ridge Elementary.
Having grown up in Fairfax, Mrs. Counts is a proud graduate of Frost and Woodson. She earned her Bachelor of Arts and Masters in Teaching from the University of Virginia and completed her Educational Leadership Certification at George Mason University.
Outside of school, Mrs. Counts enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenage children. She enjoys reading, cooking, yoga, and hiking.
After School Specialist
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