Dr. Royal A. Gurley, Jr., Ed.D. is an educator and equity ambassador with 20+ years of experience who is committed to transformational leadership that prioritizes access and opportunities to learn for all students. Dr. Gurley began as Charlottesville’s superintendent on October 4, 2021 with a four‐year contract. In July 2023, the School Board replaced this agreement with a new four-year contract, extending his term through 2027.
He previously served as the assistant superintendent for academic services of the Dinwiddie County Public Schools since 2017. His career also includes being a building administrator, director of special education, instructional technology integrator, teacher, and member of the armed forces.
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