Finally, a new supe!
Today, the Charlottesville City School Board has voted. And the winner is... Rosa Atkins of Midlothian, Virginia. She's the new Superintendent of Charlottesville City Schools. Currently the Assistant Superintendent of Schools in 4000-student Caroline County, Atkins has ten years as a classroom teacher, three years as an assistant principal, six years as a principal, and two years each in the roles of Director of Leadership Development, Director of Instruction and Assistant Superintendent. Hopefully, she'll fare better in this role than her predecessor, Scottie Griffin, who was ultimately ousted last April and paid $291,000 to depart.
A former Fellow in Educational Leadership and Ethics at Oxford University, Atkins is working on her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy from Virginia Tech which she expects to receive in May.
Atkins holds Virginia State certification to serve as a Superintendent, and she was named Henrico County Instructional Leader of the Year in 1999.