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Spotsylvania names new assistant superintendent, next instruction director

Carol Flenard, executive director of instruction  for Spotsylvania County schools, was named the division’s next assistant superintendent at Monday’s School Board meeting.

The board also named her replacement, Stanley B. Jones, who currently works as director of school safety and discipline hearing officer for Hanover County schools.

Flenard will succeed current Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Scott Baker who earlier was named the successor to Superintendent Shelley K. Redinger.

Both moves are effective with the start of fiscal 2013, which occurs July 1.

Jones also starts in July but an exact date was not available on Tuesday.

Flenard served as principal of Wilderness Elementary before moving to the central office to become director of elementary education in 2010. The next year she was promoted to executive director of instruction.

Her husband, Drew Flenard, is the school counselor at Harrison Road Elementary. The couple’s son attends that school.

Carol Flenard’s title will be assistant superintendent of instruction. However, as of July 1, the school division will have just one assistant superintendent. The other three were eliminated as part of Redinger’s streamlining for the 2012-13 school year. Two of those were downgraded to the title of executive director.

Flenard earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Penn State in December 1994. She received her master’s in education from Virginia Commonwealth University in December 2001.

She began with the Spotsylvania school division at Lee Hill Elementary where she worked as a kindergarten teacher from 1996-1999 and then switched to second grade.

She left Lee Hill in 2001 to become assistant principal of Wilderness Elementary, a position she held for six years.

She served as Wilderness Elementary’s principal from 2007-2010.

Jones completed his doctorate in educational administration and leadership studies from Virginia Tech in May 2011. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and secondary education from Radford University where he also earned a master’s in guidance and counseling.

Jones has spent his education career in Virginia, first at the college level. He has never served as a teacher.

He served as assistant director of admissions and then director of special student services at Radford University from 1984 through 1990. He then became director of the office of institutional change at Lynchburg College for one year.

He moved to Williamsburg in 1991 to become minority achievement coordinator of Williamsburg-James City County Schools. Four years later, he became assistant principal of Lafayette High School in Williamsburg.

In 1998, he transferred to the Hanover County school division to become assistant principal of Patrick Henry High School.

In 2001, he was promoted to principal of Lee-Davis High School in that county.

Jones has held his current position since 2008.