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Superintendent Search Updates

This page will keep you posted on the latest for Charlottesville City Schools’ search for a superintendent to succeed Dr. Rosa Atkins, whose retirement became official on May 31, 2021.

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Update on Leadership Profile

After gathering community input via a survey and focus groups, our consultants presented a leadership profile to the School Board at their meeting on June 17. To learn more, you can watch the presentation  and/or review the following documents:

 

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icon of calendarTentative Calendar for Search

  • Position Advertising: May 2021 until filled
  • Application deadline: Open until filled
  • Leadership Profile presented to Board: June 17, 2021
  • Board first round of interviews: August 2021
  • Find full calendar here

illustration of org chart with leaderHYA Presents Leadership Profile (6/17)

After gathering community input via a survey and focus groups, our consultants presented a leadership profile to the School Board at their meeting on June 17. To learn more, you can watch the presentation (see below) and/or review the following documents:


icon of people in discussion groupSchool Board and HYA Schedule Community Focus Groups June 9-12; Survey Ends June 10

Share your voice in this important process! Complete the feedback survey and/or attend a discussion group. Public meetings are listed below; other groups for community partners, staff members, students and more are also scheduled. To learn more, call 245-2401.

  • Wednesday, June 9 at 6:00 p.m. Buford (in-person no zoom option)
  • Thursday, June 10 at 11:00 a.m. – Zoom Registration Link
  • Saturday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m. – Zoom Registration Link

Icon of "start video"School Board Meets with HYA to Determine Timeline (5/14)

On May 14, the School Board held a public work session with representatives from executive search firm HYA to determine key dates and processes for the upcoming search for the schools’ next superintendent.

 


Logo for HYA Executive Search FirmSchool Board Hires Executive Search Firm (5/4)

The School Board of Charlottesville City Schools announced on May 4 that it hired Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA), based in Rosemont, Illinois, to conduct the search for a superintendent for Charlottesville City Schools.  The School Board will work with HYA to seek feedback from school staff, parents, students, elected officials, and community members to identify the leadership qualities these constituents feel are most important in an effective superintendent. LEARN MORE.


Jim Henderson portraitJim Henderson Named Acting Superintendent (3/26)

The Charlottesville City School Board announced that they have appointed James M. Henderson as Acting Superintendent. Mr. Henderson will begin work June 1.

Mr. Henderson is a June 2020 retiree of Charlottesville City Schools following a career at the school division that spanned more than four decades. LEARN MORE


Dr. Rosa AtkinsRosa Atkins Announces Retirement (3/23)

Earlier this month,  Superintendent Dr. Atkins announced that she would be retiring  from Charlottesville City Schools and accepting a top-level position with the Virginia Department of Education.  During her fifteen years at the schools, Dr. Atkins received state and national recognition for her work. Dr. Atkins, thank you for your service to our schools!