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About Burnley-Moran

Burnley-Moran Elementary School

A learning community in the shadow of Monticello

BME IMG_3751Located in a neighborhood within walking distance of Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, Burnley-Moran Elementary serves students from preschool through grade 4. Burnley-Moran expresses its commitment to community through events such as back-to-school field days. Walking, healthy living, and the school’s City Schoolyard Garden form another emphasis at the school.  Academically, the school has a recent history of winning the Virginia Department of Education’s VIP Excellence Award.  All Charlottesville City Schools have a strong commitment to the arts, embrace new technologies, and partner with area nonprofits and businesses to provide opportunities for our students.

History of Burnley-Moran

Built in 1954, Burnley-Moran is named for the first two women to head Charlottesville schools. Carrie Burnley was principal of the former McGuffey School for 28 years, and Serepta Moran was principal of Venable Elementary for 21 years.

Meet Your Administrative Team

Elizabeth Korab portraitWe are excited to welcome our new principal, Dr. Elizabeth Korab, to Burnley-Moran.  Dr. Korab has served as instructional coach at Clark Elementary since 2016 and has been a big presence in Clark’s vibrant and thriving community. Previously, she was assistant principal at Greer Elementary in ACPS. She began her teaching career in New York City Public Schools and has been an instructor at U.Va. since 2014,  publishing and presenting widely.


April Douglas portraitApril Douglas, assistant principal, previously served as the division’s elementary math lead and Greenbrier’s math specialist. A graduate of BurnleyMoran herself, Ms. Douglas has spent most of her life in Charlottesville City Schools as a student or a teacher. She holds degrees from Eastern Mennonite University and Western Governors University and has also served on statewide educational committees.


Vivelar Parrish portraitVivelar “Vee” Parrish joins BME as our new administrative technician. Vee was previously at Walker Upper Elementary School where she served as the school registrar for 10 years. We are excited to have her join our team.