The Charlottesville School Board is searching for its next superintendent following the retirement of Rosa Atkins, who led the school system for 15 years. The board wants to name a new superintendent by the end of August. Follow along for updates.
Expanding career and technical education pathways and equity work to include English language learners and LGBTQ students are key challenges facing the school system, according to community interviews and an online survey.
Atkins departs after 15 years; Henderson begins acting superintendent role
The first step in the process is a series of focus groups, set for June 9 and 10, with various school and community groups.
- Ginny Bixby
The School Board and HYA will work together to set up focus groups with school staff, parents, students, elected officials, and community members to discuss what leadership qualities they want in the next superintendent. Details about which will be announced in the coming weeks.
The board is the first elected body in Charlottesville or Albemarle to meet in-person since meetings moved online early in the pandemic.
Jim Henderson will assume the position June 1
Her 15-year tenure is the longest since James Johnson retired after 36 years in 1945.