Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell has named Javaid Siddiqi, a former teacher and principal, the state’s deputy secretary for education.

Siddiqi, a native of Chesterfield and a graduate of Virginia public schools, spent 12 years with Chesterfield County Public Schools as a high school teacher, middle school assistant principal and high school assistant principal. 

He most recently served as the principal of Robious Middle School, where the governor’s office said he led the implementation of Expeditionary Learning, a nationally recognized school reform model.