Hi, I’m Emily
A teacher, administrator, long time Charlottesville resident, realtor and parent running for Charlottesville School Board
I have called Charlottesville home since 2003 when I came to UVA as an undergraduate student studying in the School of Education. Upon graduation, I taught at Monticello High School in Albemarle County for six years before moving into administration. I served as a middle school assistant principal and then as an elementary school principal before switching to my current career in real estate.
During my time as an employee of public schools, I recognized a disconnect between those making decisions on behalf of schools and the professionals who were left to implement them. I believe that my experience in the classroom and in leading a building will help ground division decisions in the day-to-day realities of teaching and managing a building, while keeping a progressive eye to how we can make systemic change to benefit all members of our community.
My husband is a middle school teacher and issues around education permeate our discussions at home, especially as we look towards our son starting Kindergarten in the fall of 2022. I believe deeply in the ideals of public education and the role our schools can play in positively impacting our community.