Nelson County Public Schools appoints new superintendent


NELSON COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) – Nelson County Public Schools has a new superintendent effective July 1.

On Friday, the school board named Dr. Amanda Hester its new leader. To take the position, she leaves her position as assistant superintendent of Louisa County Public Schools. She replaces Dr. Martha Eagle, who has retired.

“We are very excited to work with Dr. Hester,” said Board Chair Margaret Clair. “We believe she has the vision, experience, and passion to help Nelson County Public Schools navigate the post-pandemic landscape and help us as we enter our next chapter in education. .”

“I want to thank the Nelson County School Board for this opportunity and the confidence they have in me,” Hester said. “I am so excited to join the Nelson County family, and look forward to being part of the community. I look forward to meeting staff, students and community members, as well as to attend all the exciting events ahead. I am honored to be the superintendent as we begin this new educational journey.

For the past 19 years, Hester has served as a teacher and administrator not only in Louisa County, but also in Spotsylvania and Henrico. She holds a bachelor of arts and master’s degree in liberal arts from Virginia Commonwealth University and a doctorate in educational leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University, according to Nelson County.

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