Announcement from Dr. Doucette

Photo of Dr. Doucette from HMES.

Patriot families,

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your children’s principal over the last three years.  Our students are amazing, and I am very thankful to have been part of their academic journey.  Beginning July 1, 2022, I will be joining the James Monroe High School team as a Student Support Specialist. 

This decision has been bittersweet because I care deeply about the Hugh Mercer students and staff.  However, under the new role, I will be able to do what I love and work directly with students on a daily basis.

FCPS is committed to making sure this transition is seamless.  As always, our students will be in the forefront of decision making and next steps. Please continue your unwavering support for HMES, our students and our staff.


Kim Doucette