Meet the staff

Stacy Shaw, Publisher, Executive Editor

Stacy has built a portfolio as a journalist writing feature articles and covering local news for various publications throughout Northern Virginia. Her interest in journalism stems from a background in English and creative writing, and her passion for community is derived from her experience as a creative writing teacher at Woodbridge Senior High School. There she was constantly inspired by her talented and ambitious students, whom she inspired to share their gifts through publication and production. Through Bristow Beat Stacy hopes to provide current, accurate, local news as well as tell compelling stories.

Jason Shaw, Publisher

After seven years as a copywriter and commercial director, Jason pursued teaching. As a result, he found that he could use his experience, creativity and an implicit understanding of the media to help students develop their own capabilities utilizing modern tools. Moreover, he quickly learned that he could make a difference in their young lives. Currently, as a language arts and journalism teacher at Osbourn Park High School in Manassas, Virginia, Jason teaches literature, writing skills, journalism and film studies. Through the development of creative lessons, he strives to teach students how to communicate, understand and appreciate the finesse of language, to interpret new concepts in literature and to write with insight, self-reflection, and emotion.