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About Burnley-Moran

Burnley-Moran Elementary School

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 Sarepta Moran was principal of Venable Elementary for 21 years.

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This year we will be continuing to build and grow our oneBME community.  At Burnley-Moran, our grade-level teams host monthly School-Wide Morning Meetings. Parents, family, and community members are always welcome to attend. They typically are the last Friday of the month from 8:10-8:40 a.m. We encourage students to take ownership of their learning through a student-led Back-to-School Night and student-led conferences in the spring.

We have several partnerships that support our oneBME community, including the City Schoolyard Garden and various CCS art opportunities. Our active PTO collectively supports our Bobcats, too, through clubs, family events, and the annual Walk-A-Thon.

Showing your Bobcat Spirit

At Burnley-Moran, we are home of the Bobcats! We have several ways we promote our Bobcat Spirit:

School Communications

Details coming soon.

Meet Your Administrative Team

Elizabeth Korab portraitDr. Elizabeth Korab became principal of Burnley-Moran in July 2018.  She is both a proud BME parent and principal. Dr. Korab started her education career in 2004 in the New York City Public Schools.  She is a voracious reader and loves sharing her passion of children’s literature with students and staff.  



Ms. Adriane Butler became assistant principal in July 2019 and has been working with Charlottesville City Schools since 2001.  Prior to her role at BME, she served as an assistant principal at Buford Middle School. She began her career as a school counselor at Jackson-Via, Venable, and Greenbrier Elementary Schools.  She enjoys working with others and is passionate about advocating for children.


Vivelar Parrish portraitMs. Vivelar “Vee” Parrish joined BME in July 2018 as our administrative technician.  Vee previously worked at Walker Upper Elementary School for 10 years as the school registrar.  



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Bobcats in Books!

Bobcats, Ms. Tiffany challenged each of us to read 20 books over the summer!  How far are you into your summer reading? Tweet us @BMESBobcats to show us what you are reading!  Use the hashtag #Bobcatsinbooks.

Check back in at the start of the school year!  Each month we have a new feature book during the “Bobcats in Books” section of our School-Wide Morning Meeting.  

Principal’s Message

At Burnley-Moran, we prioritize building and maintaining relationships with our students and families.  Please let us know how we can partner together to make BME a great school for all students.