Waynesboro Schools announce appointments of two Kate Collins Middle School assistant principals

waynesboroThe Waynesboro School Board announces the selection of two assistant principals for Kate Collins Middle School beginning July 1.

Marcia Nester has been appointed a position as assistant principal. She has previously been a reading specialist with Waynesboro Public Schools since July, 2009 and prior to that time, had ten years of experience as an elementary classroom teacher in Waynesboro.

She received a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education with a teaching endorsement through grade 4 in 1992, a Master’s in Reading Education in 2000, and Certificate in Supervision and Administration for K-12 in 2016, all from James Madison University.

Nester’s peers have recognized her as being a dedicated teacher, always willing to go the extra mile for students and offering support for the school program as a whole. Her knowledge of teaching and learning make her a valuable addition to the instructional program, and an excellent resource for teachers, as well as support for our students.

Katrina Lassiter will also be joining the administrative team of Kate Collins Middle School as an assistant principal. She has previously been employed by Norfolk City Public Schools for 11 years combined experience in the positions of special education teacher, an instructional coach, and the dean of students for an 850-pupil middle school.

Lassiter most recently was employed by Charlottesville City Public Schools for one year as an assistant principal.

Her education and training include a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Certificate in Special Education from Virginia Wesleyan College. Lassiter received a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Regent University in 2012.

Dr. Jeffrey Cassell, Superintendent, stated, “We are excited about the combination of instructional experiences and leadership abilities each of these individuals will share with Kate Collins Middle School students, teachers, and families. They both possess the leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary to work effectively with students, parents, and the community.”

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