County to host workshop
on challenging behaviors

The Special Education Parent Resource Center for Prince William County will host a free parent workshop, “Working With Challenging Behaviors,” from 7 to 9 p.m. June 10 at the Muriel Humphrey Center, 13505 Hillendale Dr., Woodbridge.

Kelly Givens, an educational diagnostician at a private practice in Stafford County, will lead the presentation. Givens formerly worked as a special education teacher and behavior specialist.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 65 people. To register or arrange for child care during the workshop, contact Jan Russell at 703-670-4800, Ext. 225, or by June 5. To arrange sign or foreign language interpreter services, call 703-791-8846 or e-mail or by June 3.

Associate superintendent
of middle schools named

William G. Bixby, who has been principal at Gar-Field High School since 2009, has been named associate superintendent for middle schools for Prince William County, effective July 1.

Before moving to Gar-Field, Bixby was principal at Bull Run Middle School for eight years and assistant principal at Stonewall Jackson High School for three years. Bixby joined the school system in 1988 as a social studies teacher at Stonewall Jackson.

Bixby has a bachelor’s in history from the University of Delaware and a master’s in U.S. history from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Free GED practice test
will be offered June 3

Adults who have not completed high school and want to obtain a General Educational Development certificate can take a free GED practice test at 6 p.m. June 3 at the Prince William County public schools Adult Learning Center Building 4, 14800 Joplin Rd., Manassas.

Doors open at 5:15 p.m., and the test takes about four hours. For information, visit

— Compiled by Mari-Jane Williams