Botetourt County Schools Names New Superintendent

Botetourt County Public Schools Names New Superintendent
Posted on 05/03/2019
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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
May 3, 2019

Contact
Michael Beahm, Chair
540-473-8263

Botetourt County Public Schools Names
New Superintendent

Fincastle, VA – Dr. Lisa Chen was appointed as the next superintendent of Botetourt County Public Schools at a Special School Board Meeting held today. Her new position will be effective July 1, 2019. Chen has more than 23 years working as a teacher, assistant principal and principal in Virginia and Massachusetts. Since 2016, she has served as assistant superintendent for instruction for Louisa County Public Schools.

Lisa Chen

“I am extremely honored to be selected as the next superintendent of Botetourt County Public Schools," said Chen. "I am excited to have this opportunity to work with all members of Botetourt - the Boards, community members, teachers, administrators, and families to ensure that every child has quality learning experiences to be a confident, successful, and responsible global citizen. Botetourt is awesome! I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and becoming a vital and productive member of Botetourt.”

Michael Beahm, Chair of the Botetourt County School Board, believes Dr. Chen will be a great fit for the division. He stated, “We welcome Dr. Chen to Botetourt County Public Schools. Her passion, leadership, and experience will be a great asset to the division and community.”

Chen earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration from Boston College, a Master of Arts in English Education from New York University and Oxford University Studies Abroad Program and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Oberlin College in Ohio.

The Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) assisted the school board with the superintendent search process.

Botetourt County Public Schools
It is the mission of Botetourt County Public Schools to ensure that all students participate in quality learning experiences necessary to grow, to adapt and to meet the challenges of responsible citizenship in a changing global society.




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