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Amanda Gibson, who currently teaches third grade, will take over the post July 1.
Amanda Gibson, who teaches third grade, is a member of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s Teacher Cabinet, which advises state leaders on education issues.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
West Salem Elementary School teacher Amanda Gibson has been named the school's new assistant principal, according to a Salem City Schools news release.
Gibson replaces current assistant principal Debbie Carroll, who was named the school's new leader in February. Carroll replaces Principal Trula Byington, who is retiring at the end of the school year.
Gibson and Carroll begin their new posts July 1.
"I am really looking forward to serving the West Salem community in this new capacity," Gibson said in a statement. "The students and parents have embraced me and my family this school year, and I am excited to give back to them in my new role as assistant principal."
Gibson, who currently teaches third grade, also has spent time as a teacher on assignment creating methods for measuring student growth and teacher compensation models in Salem, according to the news release.
She has bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Virginia Tech . Gibson is also currently a member of Gov. Bob McDonnell's Teacher Cabinet, which advises state leaders on education issues.
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