Henrico County Public Schools, Virginia

Amy Cashwell
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Student Enrollment: 48,702 (66% students of color, 46% economically disadvantaged, 11% Limited English Proficient)

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Dr. Amy E. Cashwell became superintendent of Henrico County Public Schools in July of 2018. A longtime educator, Cashwell comes to Henrico with a wealth of experience and a passion for public education.
Before becoming superintendent, Cashwell was chief academic officer for Virginia Beach Schools’ Department of Teaching and Learning. She oversaw a number of departments, including those dealing with instruction, instructional technology, student support services, exceptional education, and opportunity and achievement. She joined Virginia Beach Schools in 1998 as a teacher before becoming an assistant principal and principal. She assumed the role of chief academic officer in 2013.
During her time in Virginia Beach, Cashwell concentrated on a variety of initiatives, including those related to equity, social and emotional support systems for students, exceptional education, and technology. In 2016 she was recognized by the Virginia Society for Technology in Education as its Outstanding Educator of the Year for her role in launching a school-based instructional technology support program. The Center for Digital Education, a national education research and media group, named her one of its top 30 “technologists, transformers and trailblazers” for 2017. The group cited Cashwell’s leadership in carving out an independent role for instructional technology, and in helping schools become laboratories for testing the instructional possibilities of new technology.
Cashwell is an alumna of Longwood University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and education. She earned a master’s degree in education administration and supervision from the George Washington University. Cashwell also earned a doctorate from George Washington, in education administration and policy studies. She is originally from Virginia Beach.