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Superintendent's Message

7 months ago

Welcome Back

August 2019

Welcome back to the start of a new school year!   I hope everyone had a restful and relaxing summer break spending time with family and friends.  


Martha J. Eagle, Ed. D. Division Superintendent

August 2019

Dear Nelson County Public School Staff, Students and Families,

On behalf of the Nelson County School Board and Administration, we are honored to welcome parents, teachers, staff, and more than 1,700 students back to our schools. For parents/guardians whose children are entering our schools for the first time, a special welcome and heartfelt thank you for the trust you have placed in our school division. For our returning families, welcome back and thank you for your continued support. I hope you have enjoyed a restful and relaxing summer spent with family and friends.

This summer, we have been busy getting ready for an exciting school year. Teachers and staff have spent the summer eagerly preparing for your student's return, and we look forward to sharing new learning experiences with each of you. We have several new teachers and staff joining an experienced and talented group of educators we are fortunate to have in our classrooms and schools. Our teachers and staff bring their passion and expertise to their classroom with the goal to challenge your student while encouraging creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. These lifelong skills will serve your child well in the future.

I would encourage each and every family to be positively engaged in your child's education. There are many opportunities to be involved including joining our parent-teacher organizations, booster group membership, and volunteering in our schools. If your schedule does not allow for that level of involvement, we would encourage you to visit our sporting events, musical performances, plays, drama performances, art shows, and much, much more. If you have other ideas about how you can partner with us, please contact your student's building principal. We are committed to a strong partnership between home/community and school. Our division theme this year is Beyond Limits: Every Student, Every Day, Excellence!  We thank you for supporting the school division as we continue to stand in excellence for our students and remain Nelson Strong!

Our first day of school is Wednesday, August 7th, for all students. You can find our one-page district calendar HERE for your reference. Please visit your school’s web page for important dates and events throughout the year.

Thank you for your continued support of our students and school division. Welcome back and have a wonderful school year!

Educationally Yours,

Dr. Eagle

Martha J. Eagle, Ed.D.,
Division Superintendent

Nelson County Public Schools

84 Courthouse Square   P.O. Box 276  Lovingston, VA 22949

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Division Support Staff

12 months ago

Tammy Ponton

Tammy Ponton

Administrative Assistant to Superintendent

Clerk of the Board

434-260-7646 ext. 1010

Sarah Wood

Sarah Wood

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Testing/Title I  

434-260-7646 ext. 1000

Clay Ashby

Administrative Assistant


434-260-7646 ext. 1014

Sharon Mays

Sharon Mays

Accounts Payable

434-260-7646 ext.  1015

Melissa Marrs

Melissa Marrs

Accounting Assistant/Payroll 

434-260-7646 ext. 1012

Kara Walker

Kara Walker

Personnel Assistant

434-260-7646 ext. 1016

Patricia Mawyer

Part-Time Administrative Assistant

Special Education & Student Services

434-260-7646 ext. 1017