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Wilson named region’s superintendent of the year

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Dr. Jamelle Wilson, Hanover schools superintendent, has been named superintendent of the year for region one by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents. A VASS regional selection committee chose Wilson as this year’s recipient of the honor, according to a statement released March 18 by Chris Whitley, the division’s spokesman. Region one includes 15 school divisions, and there are a total of eight regions designated by the Virginia Department of

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    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 10:26 am

    David Myers, assistant superintendent of business and operations.

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    Posted on March 6, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Michael Gill, assistant superintendent of instruction.

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    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 1:04 pm

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  • Pole Green fifth-grader named Hanover Spelling Bee Champion

    Posted on February 5, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Spelling Bee winner

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    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 2:35 pm

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  • SWCD Scholarships available to Hanover seniors

    Posted on January 15, 2015 at 10:19 am

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