Dr. Frank G. ("Tripp") DiNicola, III
Attending August 2006-March 2013
Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership
West Virginia University
Attended August 1999-May 2001
Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership Studies conferred in May 2001
Additional courses in Curriculum and Instruction
Attended August 1995-December 1996
Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Secondary Education conferred in December 1996
Middlebury College: The Japanese School
Attended June 1996-August 1996
Bridgewater, VA 22812
Attended August 1993-May 1995
Pursued Bachelor of Arts degree in French/Secondary Education
The 2012-2013 school year marks Dr. DiNicola's seventeenth year in public education. He began his teaching career in December 1996, finishing out the year for a departing French I, IV/Spanish I teacher at Waynesboro Area Senior High School in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. Shortly thereafter, Dr. DiNicola was offered a position teaching in his native Berkeley County, West Virginia, where he taught French I-IV, Japanese I-IV, Spanish I, and Computer Applications for five years. While still teaching Japanese and French, Dr. DiNicola also served as an assistant principal at Musselman High School in Inwood during his final year in West Virginia.
Dr. DiNicola came to Loudoun County Public Schools in the fall of 2002 as a member of the charter staff at River Bend Middle School in Sterling. He taught French I, Exploratory Spanish, and Exploratory French to 8th graders and Introduction to Foreign Languages to 7th graders. Starting in January 2003, Dr. DiNicola became the 6th grade dean at River Bend and moved to the 8th grade level in the fall of that year in the same position. He continued to teach French I and Spanish I while serving as dean.
Dr. DiNicola has also taught foreign languages at the collegiate level in the evening hours. He was an original staff member at Shepherd University's Community and Technical Center as an adjunct instructor of Japanese from 2000-2004. In the fall of 2006 and spring of 2007, he taught a graduate level course in foreign language pedagogy to Loudoun and Fairfax County Public School teachers for Shenandoah University. He currently teaches the same course for the University of Virginia as well. Since the fall of 2005, he has also been working with students in French as an adjunct at George Mason University. Dr. DiNicola was selected to be a 2010 AP French Language Exam reader in January of 2010. He served in this role for the College Board again in the springs of 2011 and 2012. Dr. DiNicola worked with Kathleen McDermott of Dominion High School as LCPS Curricular Co-Leaders for French Language and Culture in the summer of 2012.
After assuming administrative roles as assistant principal for two years at Smart's Mill Middle School in Leesburg, VA and then as Foreign Language Specialist at the LCPS Administrative Building, Dr. DiNicola is starting his sixth year at Broad Run as a Spartan, a job he truly loves!
Let's have an AMAZING 2012-2013!