Welcome, Principal Khoshaba!

By FCPS Region 4 Leadership Team
Spotlight
May 20, 2022

The Region 4 Office is pleased to announce that Dr. Kambar Khoshaba, principal at Western Branch Middle School in Chesapeake, VA, has been selected as the new principal of South County High School, effective July 1, 2022.

Dr. Khoshaba brings 20 years of administrative experience with him having served as a middle school principal for the past eight years and an assistant principal for the twelve years prior to that.  He has significant experience at the high school level, working at two high schools in Chesapeake serving as both an assistant principal and assistant principal for instruction.  His educational career also includes work as a school psychologist, special education teacher, and wrestling coach.

Dr. Khoshaba is a respected leader throughout his district and the state of Virginia, having been named the 2021 Middle School Principal of the Year by the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals.  The hallmarks of his leadership include a true commitment to equity and inclusion and elevating student voice.  His advocacy for student voice was recognized when he was named the Administrator of the Year by the Virginia Student Council Association. He is known for building strong and trusting relationships with staff and families and his work at his current school has been highlighted by a variety of educational media outlets in print and video.  Dr. Khoshaba is a true instructional leader who values the importance of rigor and helping students to reach their true potential.  His background as a school psychologist leads him to prioritize the well-being of each child and to focus not only on high quality instruction but the social-emotional skills that students need to be successful. 

Dr. Khoshaba is honored to serve as the principal of South County High School. He looks forward to meeting and working with the school faculty and staff this summer to prepare for the upcoming school year. He is excited to welcome the Stallion students into the school building this fall.  Though he was born and raised in Virginia, Dr. Khoshaba is proud of his Iraqi heritage and has strong family ties to this Northern Virginia area.  He is excited about continuing his career in Fairfax County.  He enjoys spending time with his family, figuring out a challenging Sodoku board, traveling and making a great cup of coffee. He’s also a huge Star Wars fan.

Dr. Khoshaba holds a Doctorate of Education in Education Administration from The George Washington University, a Master of Arts in School Psychology from Radford University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Christopher Newport University.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Kambar Khoshaba as the new principal at South County High School.

Sincerely, Penny Gros Assistant Superintendent, Region 4