For Immediate Release
February 8, 2006

Ms. Julie Gronlund, School Board Chair

Media Release

Charlottesville City School Board Appoints Superintendent

See also:Transcript of Julie Gronlund's Introduction of Rosa Atkins



The Charlottesville City School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Rosa Atkins of  Midlothian, Virginia to serve as Superintendent of Charlottesville City Schools.

Rosa Atkins Mrs. Rosa Atkins

Mrs. Atkins, currently the Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Caroline County, Virginia, has worked in many capacities in her career as an educator and educational leader, among them:  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.

Mrs. Atkins has spent her entire educational career serving public school students in Virginia, first in Henrico County, followed by the City of Richmond and currently in Caroline County.  As the Assistant Superintendent of Caroline County Schools, Mrs. Atkins supervises numerous departments in this 4,000 student district including  Instruction, Special Education and Human Resources.

A former Fellow in Educational Leadership and Ethics at Oxford University, Mrs. Atkins was named Henrico County Instructional Leader of the Year in 1999. Mrs. Atkins holds Virginia State certification to serve as a Superintendent, and she is due to receive her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Policy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in May of this year.

For additional information, please contact:

Ms. Julie Gronlund, School Board Chair