Dr. David Ellena – Principal
Dr. Ellena has been in public education for 30 years. He started as a Physical Education teacher in Prince George County in September of 1985. Dr. Ellena taught Health and Phys. Ed. for 14 ½ years at JEJ Moore Junior High School, Midlothian Middle School, LC Bird High School and Falling Creek Middle School. During that time, he coached football and baseball at Monacan High School, LC Bird High School and Meadowbrook High School, and coached indoor track for two years at LC Bird High.
Dr. Ellena got his first assistant principal position in January of 2000 at Midlothian Middle School. He served in the same position at Swift Creek Middle School for three years, and held the same position at Providence Middle School for three years. This is his fifth year serving as the Principal of Tomahawk Creek Middle School. He is also active in the Virginia Association of Secondary Schools Principals and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, having served on the Board of Directors for both organizations.
Dr. Ellena received his Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University, his Masters degree from Virginia State University and his doctoral degree from Virginia State University as well.
Dr. Ellena has been married for 30 years. His wife, Nancy, is the Office Manager at Davis Middle School. They have a son, Billy, who graduated with two degrees in accounting from Virginia Tech and is currently working for Price Waterhouse Cooper in Richmond, and a daughter, Rachel, who is a senior studying Political Science and Psychology at Virginia Tech.