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Meet the Interim Principal


Mr. Kenny Leatherwood began his service in our schools as a CHS teacher and basketball coach in 1981. He later assumed administrative responsibilities in the school, including six years as CHS principal. Later in his career, he worked in the division’s central offices in human resources and as coordinator of our alternative learning programs. Even after retiring in 2012, he has continued to serve as interim principal in a number of our schools. Since his first days in our schools, Mr. Leatherwood has been a respected educator and leader.


Kenneth Leatherwood


Charlottesville City Schools is an interconnected, equity-focused school community committed to providing the skills and knowledge needed for lifelong learning, engaged citizenship, and personal fulfillment


Recent Updates

Charlottesville Middle School Mascot Fin . . .

Charlottesville Middle School needs a new mascot!  Thanks to the strong feedback we received from more than 1000 people on a survey this fall, we have our finalists:  Black Knights another type o . . .

Posted Date: 04/18/2024

Recycle Your Eclipse Glasses! (Return th . . .

Dear families, staff, and students -- If you enjoyed yesterday's eclipse, pass on the joy by recycling your eclipse glasses (we won't need them for another 20 years). Return glasses in good conditio . . .

Posted Date: 04/09/2024

March 2024 News & Highlights

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 A Word From Dr. Gurley  Dear Cville Schools community – We are almost to Spring Break, a time when we all take a deep breath. Thanks to everyone’s work – staff, fa . . .

Posted Date: 03/27/2024

Dr. Justin Malone Returns to Charlottesv . . .

Charlottesville City Schools is pleased to announce that Dr. Justin Malone will be the new principal of Charlottesville High School, effective July 1. Dr. Malone's selection comes after an extensive . . .

Posted Date: 03/20/2024