New principals for two Albemarle County schools

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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Two local schools have new principals following the Albemarle County School Board meeting on Thursday.

The school board appointed principals for Sutherland Middle School and Agnor-Hurt Elementary School.

Megan Wood, who has been an assistant principal at Albemarle High School since 2014, will become the principal at Sutherland on July 1.

She is a local with a background that includes being a middle school teacher and administrator, work at Jouett and Henley middle schools, and instructional coaching.

"Megan is exceptionally talented in bringing together innovative curricula, programming and professional development to prepare students to be lifelong learners," said Dr. Matthew Haas, Albemarle County deputy superintendent. "The impact of her leadership clearly will be felt in preparing middle school students for High School 2022, our modernization of the high school learning experience. As we continue to enrich learning through community partnerships and more project opportunities for students, Megan's knowledge and leadership will be invaluable."

Wood will succeed the interim principal, Brandi Robertson.

At Agnor-Hurt, Doug Granger has been serving as the interim principal. He became the official principal effective immediately after the meeting.

He also served as the school's assistant principal for six years before becoming a lead instructional coach, focusing on fine arts, literacy and bullying prevention.

"We are fortunate to have an educator of Doug's professional training and record of accomplishments in such an important leadership role," said Haas. "He has a deep appreciation for how skills such as being creative, analytical and collaborative are taught. The passion he brings to hands-on student learning and his value of diversity are a perfect fit with contemporary learning requirements."

Granger has also worked for the school divisions in Louisa and Page counties.

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