June 13, 2014
The principal of Albemarle County’s Sutherland Middle School is leaving.
David Rogers, who has served as the principal since 2006, said this week he will retire at the end of the current school year.
Rogers is completing 43 years of service in public education in Virginia, including more than 30 years as an administrator.
“It has been a privilege to have served the families of the Commonwealth for more than four decades,” Rogers said. “I may be a bit biased, but there is no more rewarding career than to assist the leaders of our future generations with the discovery of knowledge and of their own potential to reach their highest personal and professional aspirations,” Rogers added.
During his time, Sutherland's SOL scores have been some of the best in Virginia.
In 2011, Sutherland received the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence, and this past year, Sutherland was honored with a Distinguished Achievement Award by the Virginia Board of Education.
Officials say the process to appoint a new principal will begin immediately.