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Loudoun County Public Schools taps two new assistant superintendents

The Loudoun County School Board this week appointed two new assistant superintendents.

The new assistant superintendents are Dr. Ashley Ellis, who will be the head of instruction, and Vince Scheivert, who will become assistant superintendent of department of digital innovation.

Ellis is moving from her position as LCPS director of instructional programs. She held that position just over a year. Ellis is replacing Cynthia Ambrose, who is returning to South Carolina because of family obligations, according to LCPS.

Scheivert is currently the chief information officer of Albemarle County Public Schools in the Charlottesville area. The department that Scheivert will be in charge of is technology services. However, the department will be renamed digital innovation over the summer. The name is changed to “capture the spirit of the department.”

Scheivert is replacing Dr. Rich Contartesi, who announced he was retiring earlier this spring.


Let’s hope Ellis continues Ambrose’s plans to implement targeting learning for all levels, be they far above or far behind grade level.  One has to wonder if Ambrose got fed up with the we-shall-never-objectively-measure-achievement mindset that Supt Williams and the know-nothing school board has ushered in and decided to transfer to a division with a clue.  Ambrose clearly was shocked at the lack of standards for teachers here (certainly most are not bad but there is no accountability whatsoever) and the outright refusal to comply with federal laws.

It’s ironic that Schievert comes from the county who admitted VDOE informed them they could violate NCLB waivers by ignoring SGP data altogether.  I guess LCPS is getting a very compliant bureaucrat.

More overhead that does not teach the children.

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