Deputy Secretary of Education
Before joining the McDonnell administration, Javaid Siddiqi spent 12 years with Chesterfield County Public Schools. During his time in Chesterfield, Siddiqi served as a high school teacher, middle school assistant principal, and high school assistant principal. Most recently, he served as the principal of Robious Middle School where he led the implementation of Expeditionary Learning, a nationally recognized school reform model.
Siddiqi received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and his masters degree from Virginia State University. Currently, he is pursuing his doctorate in educational leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a native of Chesterfield and is a graduate of Virginia public schools. He is married and has two children.