Welcome to Patriot High School!
I am Dr. Michael E. Bishop, and I am the principal of Patriot High School. Welcome to our website. Our school opened on September 6, 2011. We have worked very diligently to match the learning environment that has been created in this building with an instructional staff that would compliment and support that. We are very excited to have found such a wonderful group of people to serve the students of this community.
I have been a high school administrator for eight years, with this being my sixth as a Principal. I was appointed as the Principal of Patriot in April of 2010 and assumed my duties on July 1, 2010. I have been in education for 20 years, having started my career in Stafford County. This is the third school that I have helped to open, having worked as a teacher and administrator at two other new schools (Hanover High in 2003 and Cosby High in 2006). I taught AP US History prior to becoming an administrator, and have been blessed to be able to continue to teach through the George Washington Unversity as an adjunct professor. I have a BS in Secondary Education from Youngstown State University, an MA in Educational Administration from GWU, and Doctorate in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from GWU. The focus of my doctoral dissertation was the impact that a new high school has on student achievement, student and staff attitudes, and behaviors. I completed my doctoral research in 2008 using three new high schools in the state of Virginia. I also completed a certification program through San Diego State University and CEFPI and am a certified educational facility planner.
My wife and I are the proud parents of three boys, ages nine, seven, and two years old. They are excited to be a part of this community as well.
Our school offers five different Specialty programs for students to choose from: AP Scholars, Project Lead the Way (Engineering), Building Trades, Culinary Arts, and Early Childhood Education. The building was designed to optimize student learning and provide a comfortable, safe, and secure environment for students to learn. We look forward to working with all of you in the future.
We have selected leaders, educators, and staff members who will create a 21st Century High School. Patriot High School will produce young adults who possess the academic, social and community skills that demonstrate an essential knowledge of the world in which we live. We will always encourage students to develop their full leadership potential, demonstrate integrity in their actions, understand the importance of character, and, consistently display pride: pride in their accomplishments, community, and school.
Welcome to Patriot High School.
Michael E. Bishop, EdD.
Principal, Patriot High School
Leadership, Integrity, Character, Pride
"Success comes before work only in the Dictionary"