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Spotsy school officials named
By PAMELA GOULD
The Spotsylvania School Board named division veteran Carol Flenard its next assistant superintendent for instruction.
Flenard, 40, now serves as executive director of instruction and has been with Spotsylvania schools since 1996, when she was hired as a kindergarten teacher at Lee Hill Elementary.
On Monday night, the board also approved hiring Stanley B. Jones as her successor. Jones, 51, is now director of school safety and discipline hearing officer for Hanover County schools.
Flenard will fill the slot held by Scott Baker, who was named successor to Superintendent Shelley K. Redinger, who left to become superintendent in Spokane, Wash.
Flenard will earn $136,918 as assistant superintendent, which includes a $4,200 car allowance.
Jones will earn $127,646.
The changes go into effect July 1, the start of fiscal 2013.
Flenard spent five years teaching at Lee Hill Elementary before becoming assistant principal of Wilderness Elementary in 2001. She became the school’s principal in 2007. Three years later, she moved to the central office as director of elementary education. The next year she was promoted to executive director of instruction.
Flenard holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Penn State and a master’s in administration and supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Her husband, Drew Flenard, is the school counselor at Harrison Road Elementary. The couple’s son attends that school.
Flenard will be Spotsylvania’s lone assistant superintendent. The other three were eliminated as part of a streamlining plan for the 2012–13 school year. Two of those were downgraded to the title of executive director.
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, who never worked as a teacher, has spent his education career in Virginia. He began in administrative posts at the college level, spending six years at Radford University and one at Lynchburg College.
In 1991, he took his first school division job, becoming 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 Mechanicsville and served in that role until taking his current position in 2008.
Pamela Gould: 540/735-1972