Principal's Corner

About Principal Seward

Carlos Seward serves as the principal of Rappahannock County High School (RCHS). His tenure began July 1, 2021. Prior to coming to RCHS, Mr. Seward served as an assistant principal at Eastern View High School in Culpeper County Public Schools. a middle and high school social studies teacher, International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB-MYP) coordinator, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) coordinator, and dean of students, all in Alexandria City Public Schools; a middle school social studies teacher and a grade-level chairperson in Henrico County Public Schools. Mr. Seward began his career in education as a high school history teacher, and later departmental chairperson, in Virginia Beach City Public Schools. 

Mr. Seward is a graduate of Norfolk State University, having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, and a graduate of Hampton University, having earned a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership. In addition, he earned his gifted education endorsement from the School of Education at the University of Virginia, and has completed a graduate certificate in education finance from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. 

“Education is transformational. It changes lives. That is why people work so hard to become educated and why education has always been the key to the American Dream, the force that erases arbitrary divisions of race and class and culture and unlocks every person's God-given potential.” 
― Condoleezza Rice