New principal will lead CATEC through transition to CCS control
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center will have a new leader beginning next month.
The CATEC Board has appointed Dr. Stacey Heltz as the new principal of the school, succeeding Stephanie Carter who will be taking a position at the University of Virginia Madison House.
According to a release, Heltz has been working as the assistant principal at Charlottesville High School since 2016. She also worked as a Special Service Coordinator for Greene County Public Schools and as a teacher and department chair at Stafford County Public Schools.
“As we look to the future, we want a leader who will maintain and build on the excellent work that Stephanie Carter has accomplished,” said Dr. Matt Haas, Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools. “Stacey Heltz will do just that.”
Heltz’s experience covers a variety of areas, including special education, restorative practices and academic programming.
She has also earned a doctorate in education leadership from Virginia Tech and hold other degrees and certificates from UVA, the University of Mary Washington and the University of South Carolina-Columbia.
Heltz will take up her new role in June.
The Albemarle County and Charlottesville divisions will continue their joint governance of CATEC through June 30, 2024 and then the facility will be solely operated by Charlottesville City Schools.
At that time, the name will likely be changed to the Charlottesville Area Technical Education Center.