Assistant Principals


Women standing in front of wall 


Bonnie Estes has worked for the school division for five years at both CMS and Eastern View High School. Prior to that, she worked for five years in the Greene County school division and for two years in the Piedmont Regional Education Program. Estes earned a bachelor’s degree in human service counseling from Old Dominion University and a master’s degree in teaching special education from Liberty University. Her educational leadership endorsement comes from James Madison University.

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Assistant Principal


Keith Slezak returns to the county after a stint last year as activities director at Madison County High. Having begun his career with Culpeper County Public Schools in 2008, Slezak was a math, science, and physical education teacher at Culpeper Middle School for 11 years. Slezak spent one semester as interim athletic director at Culpeper High. He has a bachelor’s in elementary education pre-K-6 from Mansfield University and a master’s degree in education from California University of Pennsylvania. Slezak and his wife, Chelsea, have two daughters, Kennedy and Baylor. He enjoys jogging, fishing and spending time with family.


Mrs. Ellis standing in front of a wall

Karen Ellis, an 18-year veteran educator, was named assistant principal for CMS. Ellis has 13 years as a classroom teacher, primarily teaching middle school math, three years as an assistant principal and two years as a principal. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from James Madison University and a master’s degree in education from Capella University.