New assistant superintendent joins Hanover Public Schools

Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Although the new assistant superintendent of instruction isn’t starting the new school year with specific goals in mind to tackle, Michael Gill comes to Hanover with a full plate of experience.

Michael Gill looks on during the July 8 school board meeting in Ashland. The new assistant superintendent of instruction comes to Hanover County from Chesterfield, drawn here due to the school system’s achievements

Michael Gill looks on during the July 8 school board meeting in Ashland. The new assistant superintendent of instruction comes to Hanover County from Chesterfield, drawn here due to the school system’s achievements

Gill has worked in public education for 18 years now, most of which he’s spent serving Chesterfield County Public Schools in positions such as principal, director of career technology education and the most recent job, director of middle school education.

Though Gill said he’s sad to leave Chesterfield behind, he’s happy to be in Hanover.

“I’ve been able to see [the success] from afar for a long time,” Gill said.

“I’m very pleased to be here,” he added.

When the first day of school begins Sept. 2, Gill said he’s really looking forward to seeing the students, which he added is always the number one thing individuals in education get excited about.

“We love to see the smiling faces learning,” he said.

Gill said he was drawn to the Hanover school system because of the direction Superintendent Jamelle Wilson and the school board are leading the division.

And with school only a few weeks away, Gill is already working hard. But, he said that until he visits all schools and assesses the situation, he doesn’t have any specific goals he wants to accomplish just yet.

In order to figure out what needs to be improved, Gill said he is talking to all administrators.

“That’s one of the things I value — getting input,” he said.

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