Headshot of Joe Murgo Text: PWCS names principal of "Potomac Shores" Middle School

Prince William County Public Schools has named Joe Murgo as the principal of "Potomac Shores" Middle School, which is planned for opening at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year. Murgo has served as the principal at Ronald Wilson Reagan Middle School for the past two years. He previously served three years as the assistant principal at Saunders Middle School.

"I am excited for the opportunity to serve as the first principal of 'Potomac Shores' Middle School," Murgo said. "I am looking forward to getting to know the community and building a thriving and family-oriented school."

Murgo has been an educator in PWCS for the past 18 years. He served as an administrative intern at Gainesville Middle School, and served as the summer school principal at Stonewall Middle School. He taught physical education and health at both Stonewall and Gainesville Middle Schools, serving as the department chairman at Gainesville Middle, and the athletic director at Stonewall Middle.

Murgo holds a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in education leadership from George Mason University.

The school will receive an official name later this year. Its address is 17851 Woods View Drive, Dumfries, Virginia.