Are you a Henrico County parent, student, or staff member? Amy Cashwell wants to meet you. Henrico County Public Schools’ new superintendent will hold five informal meet-and-greet sessions in August, where members of the public can drop by and talk with the school division’s new leader. There will be a meet-and-greet opportunity in each of Henrico County’s five magisterial districts.
- August 13th from 3:00 – 4:00 PM at the Twin Hickory Area Library (5001 Twin Hickory Road)
- August 16th from 4:30 – 5:30 PM at the Varina Area Library (1875 New Market Road)
- August 20th from 4:30 – 5:30 PM at the Fairfield Area Library (1001 N. Laburnum Avenue)
- August 21st from 5:00 – 6:00 PM at the Libbie Mill Library (2100 Libbie Lake E. Street)
- August 22nd from 4:30 – 5:30 PM at the Tuckahoe Area Library (1901 Starling Drive)
Besides the informal meet-and-greet sessions, Cashwell will hold a series of town hall meetings in late September and early October. Those will feature a short presentation as well as a chance to ask questions and share ideas.
Cashwell began work as Henrico’s superintendent July 1st. She was selected by the Henrico School Board after a search that included extensive public involvement.
In her previous position as the chief academic officer for Virginia Beach Schools’ Department of Teaching and Learning, Cashwell oversaw a number of departments, including those dealing with instruction, instructional technology, student support services, exceptional education, and opportunity and achievement. She joined Virginia Beach Schools in 1998 as a teacher before becoming an assistant principal and principal. She assumed her role as the chief academic officer in 2013.
Cashwell is an alumna of Longwood University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and education. She earned a master’s degree in education administration and supervision from the George Washington University. Cashwell also earned a doctorate from George Washington, in education administration and policy studies. She is originally from Virginia Beach.