With school set to begin in Buena Vista next Monday, the principal of one of the city’s two elementary schools has resigned, effective Aug. 29.
Christine Wood, principal of Kling since Jan. 2, will leave that job to work in the Rockbridge County school division.
Buena Vista Superintendent Dr. John Keeler, who confirmed Wood’s resignation, said he has no plans to hire an interim principal at Kling, being confident a replacement could be found before Aug. 29. The opening has been posted on the division’s Web site.
Rockbridge County Superintendent Dr. Jack Donald said yesterday that he intends to recommend to the School Board at its Aug. 26 called meeting to hire Wood to work with Twila Brown, director of special education. He said more details will be available after that meeting.
Wood’s short tenure at Kling was part of an administrative switch, in which Wood, then assistant principal at Parry McCluer High School, replaced then-Principal Sherrie Wheeler, who then became assistant PMHS principal, Woods’ old job. Woods had been assistant principal at PMHS since 2012. Before that, she was principal at Enderly Heights Elementary for four years. However, most of her 27 years in education were spent in special education. She graduated from the former Lexington High School and has degrees from Longwood College and the University of Phoenix.