CHS Principal Moves On But Not Out

By: Jummy Olabanji Email
By: Jummy Olabanji Email

January 10, 2008

Charlottesville High School principal Kenneth Leatherwood is stepping down at the end of this school year, but he isn't going far.

Leatherwood has been with the city schools for over three decades, starting first as a teacher, and most recently as principal of CHS.

In his new role he will help recruit and retain the best teachers for the city, a role he said he's very excited about.

Leatherwood will joining central administration staff as a coordinator with the Charlottesville City Schools Human Resources Department.

During his tenure, CHS has earned numerous scholastic accomplishments, including top 1,000 high school in the country.

Leatherwood credits his success to a team effort, not a one man show.

"We wanted to be the best possible school that we could be throughout. We've been fortunate here to have some great students along with some great staff and all the credit for all those accomplishments goes to those people" said Leatherwood.

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