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An Introduction to Our Newly Appointed Director

It is our pleasure to announce the selection of the new Director of University Schools, Ms. Jennifer Weaver.  Ms. Weaver comes to us from Montgomery County Public Schools in Christiansburg, Virginia where she is currently the tiered intervention specialist and past director of secondary education. In these positions she has served on the superintendent’s cabinet as the liaison in all secondary matters related to personnel, student conduct, legal matters, school board policy, budgets, media, and school partner relationships. She has extensive collaboration, coordination, and implementation of professional development opportunities, curriculum development, budget preparation, mental health awareness, and technology surrounding blended learning. She has also been a director of instruction, high school principal, assistant high school principal, and high school teacher. She has been a proud educator for more than 20 years.

Ms. Weaver has attended schools founded by three presidents, James Madison University (bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary social science and education), The George Washington University (master’s degree in educational leadership and administration), and the University of Virginia (superintendent’s license).

Ms. Weaver and her husband, Kevin, have been married for 16 years and have one son, Gabriel, who will start kindergarten this fall. She tells us that the family dog, Prowler, a nine-year-old shih tzu, was given to her by the student body of Rockbridge County High School, where she was principal, as a way to bring them with her on future journeys.

Ms. Jennifer WeaverHer message to you: “I would like to relay my hope that families are staying safe and doing their best to cope by supporting each other with patience and love during this unprecedented crisis. I look forward to the opportunity to support your return to school and continue the proud legacy of University Schools. I anticipate being able to reschedule the meet and greet event so that I can hear directly from the school community about your proud accomplishments and hopes and dreams for University Schools. I greatly admire the strong leadership and positive working relationship that Dr. Gerner has fostered with the Board of Governors and the faculty, staff, students, and families. I hope to follow in her footsteps to provide an innovative and pioneering education for our students.”

Although she will begin her official duties on July 1, 2020, Ms. Weaver will start transition work at University in June.