Mrs. Amanda Harper

LCMS Principal Email: [email protected]

Phone: 540-894-5457 (extension 2011)

With a passion for education and a firm belief in the potential of every student, I am committed to fostering a positive and nurturing learning environment for all. I understand the unique needs and challenges that middle school students face, and I am devoted to guiding them towards academic success, personal growth, and overall well-being.

I am dedicated to providing students with the best possible educational opportunities, and I seek to empower students to reach their full potential. I believe in cultivating a growth mindset and encouraging students to embrace challenges, learn from setbacks, and develop resilience.


Because the relationships between families and the school are vital to the success of our students, I encourage you to become involved in your child’s educational experience at LCMS. I welcome your conversation and positive input throughout the year ahead and look forward to connecting with you in continuing a school culture of positivity and engagement! Together, we can make a positive difference in the lives of our students and our school community.


Mr. Michael Larson

LCMS Assistant Principal (6th Grade) Email: [email protected]

Phone: 540-894-5457

Greetings Bobcats Family!!

My name is Michael Larson and I am beyond excited to be joining the Bobcat Administrative team for the 2023-2024 school year!  I am originally from Michigan and started my educational career in 2006 as a Social Studies teacher in Southern Maryland.  While in the classroom, I worked with both middle school and high school students.  In 2012, I moved into administration when I was appointed to be an Assistant Principal.  From 2012-2019 I served as an Assistant Principal at two different High Schools in Charles County, Maryland. 

In 2019, I moved to Virginia and worked in Essex County as the Alternative Education Coordinator.  In the Spring of 2022, I was appointed Assistant Principal at Essex High School and served in that role through the 2022-23 school year. 

As we begin the 2023-2024 school year I look forward to building positive relationships with our students, parents, and community members.  I believe that every student that walks through our doors at Louisa County Middle School has gifts and talents to transform the world into a better place.  Through positive relationship building, I want to play a part in shaping the future of our young people while they are here at Louisa County Middle School and beyond. 

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions as we start this journey towards excellence.


Ms. Tina Tapp

LCMS Assistant Principal (7th Grade)

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 540-894-5457

I am so excited to begin my second year in Louisa County Middle School as an administrator.  It is a privilege to be working with such a caring and dedicated staff and community. I look forward to assisting in the great work that is going forward here every day. I am coming to Louisa from the mountains of Southwest VA where I was a “Bobcat” in Radford for most of my life. This school year marks my 28th year as a dedicated educator. I have taught many subjects such as English, Theatre Arts, and  Journalism to students in grades 7-12. I have also served as the Division Director of Testing as well as the Truancy Coordinator.

I am and always will be a lifelong learner. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in English Education from Radford University in 1994, a Master’s degree in creative writing from Hollins University in 2000, and Longwood University in 2019 where I received my Educational Leadership Degree. I am also very proud to have received my National Board Certification in 2013. 

I am very passionate about the 5 Cs of education. Technology and project-based learning have changed how teachers are thinking about instruction and assessment in today’s classrooms. Having a mindset that embodies the 5Cs is critical for our students to successfully participate in an evolving workforce. 

The achievement I am the most proud of is raising my two daughters, both of whom will be attending VCU in the fall.

I look forward to working with each and every one of you. Please let me know if I can support you in any way.  I have never been more excited to join such a dedicated team of educators and such a warm and welcoming community.

Stanley Mr. George A. Stanley II
LCMS Assistant Principal (8th Grade) Email: [email protected]
Phone: 540-894-5457

Greetings Bobcats,

My name is George A. Stanley II - referred to by most as "Coach Stanley”. I am originally from Montclair, NJ, and I have lived in Virginia since 1998, when I started college. I received a B.A. in Sociology (2002) and an M.Ed (2003) from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. I was a member of the UVa Football team from 1998-2001. 

I earned a Special Education endorsement from Virginia Commonwealth University (2010) and an Administration & Supervision Program endorsement from Arkansas State University (2013).  I began my career at LCHS as a Special Education teacher in 2007. I also served as the Assistant A.D. from 2011-2014.

I had the distinct pleasure of serving as the Director of Athletics at Louisa County High School from 2014-2023. During my tenure as AD, I earned the Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) certification through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA), and I am also a proud Life Member of the Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (VIAAA). 

I am blessed to have built such strong relationships in the Louisa County Community through LC Athletics, and I look forward to this new chapter in life as Assistant Principal at Louisa County Middle School. The opportunity to educate, mentor, and build long-lasting relationships with the Bobcat student body, while working with the great LCMS staff, is astounding. 

Please feel free to reach out with any questions, and know that I look forward to working with you. Have a blessed day!


Mrs. Sarah Messer Administrative Intern
Email: [email protected] Phone: 540-894-5457 (extension 2015)
I am extremely honored and excited to join the Louisa County Middle School Administrative team as the Administrative Intern for the 2023-24 school year! I grew up in Woodbridge, Virginia and moved to Richmond in 2002. I have been in the field of education for 20 years teaching in Prince Edward, Henrico, and Hanover Counties. I have taught pre-school, elementary, middle, and high school students. The majority of my career has been dedicated to teaching special education both in collaborative and self-contained settings. I have also taught Biology, Ecology, and Anatomy at the high school level. 
I believe each student possesses gifts and talents that make Bobcat Nation and the Louisa community the best place to be. I have a passion for cultivating an environment where students are empowered to take risks and fail forward, learning from setbacks to build resilience.
I am a lifelong learner. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002, a Master of Science degree in Special Education from Old Dominion University in 2008, and an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech in 2023. I am also very proud to have earned my National Board Certification in 2020. 
I look forward to working with each of you to support all students who walk into the doors of LCMS. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions. I have never been more excited to begin the school year and join such a supportive team of educators and welcoming community!

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