February 8, 2006
"She works hard with the people and makes things work," said Caroline County School Board Member William Anderson.
That's how colleagues describe Charlottesville's newest superintendent.
Rosa Atkins has served as the Assistant Superintendent of Caroline County schools in Bowling Green, Virginia for about two years.
People who've worked with her say in that period of time she's made a difference.
"She brought together different curriculum changes, she's brought together different teacher elements and other types of activities," said Percy Ashcraft, the Caroline County Administrator.
Over the last 25 years Atkins has worked in many capacities as an educator, ranging from classroom teacher to administrator.
"She has the skills and she can do the job, there's no doubt in my mind," said Anderson.
But colleagues say Atkins' knowledge and experience aren't the only things he has to offer.
"She's just very positive, a very aspiring young lady and we were fortunate to get her and now we regret that we're losing her, but we sure wish her well," said Ashcraft.