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Mrs. Leigh Finch
  Kristin Haas
Assistant Principal

Welcome to John M. Gandy Elementary School, home of the Gandy Tigers! Our staff works diligently to create a safe, caring environment conducive to teaching and learning. Gandy’s rigorous curriculum and commitment to academic excellence form the basis of our instructional programs. The school’s programs are accredited by the Virginia Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Our school is very fortunate to have many parent volunteers and community-based business partners. We greatly appreciate their involvement! An open door policy, in which parents and patrons are always welcome to visit and to provide input, is maintained.

Gandy affords children many opportunities to prepare themselves for a successful future. It is our hope that we enable all children
to fulfill their dreams by empowering them with knowledge and instilling in them a sense of pride and perseverance. TOGETHER WE CAN make a difference in our children’s lives.

My office door is always open and I invite all parents to come by and chat. 


Welcome to John Gandy Elementary School, home of the Tigers! It is an honor to serve you as assistant principal.

Our school theme of PAWS (pride, attitude, work ethic, equals success) is evident throughout our classrooms.  I am privileged to work with our students, staff, parents, and community members as we positively impact student learning.

If there is ever a time when I can assist you in your child’s experience at Gandy, please contact me at (804) 365-4640 or



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