Glen Cove Elementary Principal Stephanie Hogan will serve as Roanoke County’s new executive director of elementary instruction.

Roanoke County Superintendent Ken Nicely announced the hire Thursday. The move is effective July 1.

Ken Nicely told the Roanoke County School Board that Hogan brings “a wealth of experience” to central office.

Hogan thanked the board and said she looks forward “to working with all the elementary principals and another great year next year.”

Hogan’s career in education started in Roanoke City Public Schools in 1991. She was a teacher until 2002, when she began serving as assistant principal at James Breckinridge Middle. A year later, Hogan was named principal at Stonewall Jackson Middle, now known as John P. Fishwick Middle.

Hogan was principal at James Madison Middle from 2011 to 2014, when she was named assistant superintendent for teaching and instruction in Roanoke. Hogan left the school division in 2016. Several Roanoke parents said they liked Hogan and expressed concern to the Roanoke School Board about the unclear circumstances of her departure.

During the 2016-17 school year, Hogan worked as director of exceptional children services in Danville Public Schools. She was hired at Glen Cove Elementary in May 2017.

This school year, Rebecca Eastwood held the role of elementary instruction director through her position as assistant superintendent of instruction.

School officials have not announced a new principal for Glen Cove Elementary.

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