Amherst's new Superintendent is pictured

AMHERST, VA – MAY 14, 2018 – The Amherst County School Board announced at a special School Board  meeting in a unanimous vote that Robert Arnold, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent / Instruction for Campbell County Public Schools, has been appointed as the new Superintendent of Amherst County Public Schools. After an extensive three-month search process, the Board chose Arnold for his broad and established instructional leadership roles across all grade levels, strength in collaboration and focus on increasing student learning and achievement. His start date is July 1, 2018.

Dr. Arnold has been a passionate and committed educator for the past 25 years. His career has been dedicated to providing all students with the opportunities needed to reach their full potential and attain their future goals.

After graduating in 1993 from the University of Virginia, Rob started his career as a seventh-grade science teacher and a football, basketball, and baseball coach at William Campbell Combined School in Campbell County. After spending two years as an Assistant Principal at Rustburg High School and Rustburg Middle School, he returned to William Campbell where he served as the Principal for the next 11 years.

During this time, Dr. Arnold led the school to full accreditation each year. The school also experienced their first state championships in school history, accumulating six during his tenure.

In 2009, Dr. Arnold was appointed Assistant Superintendent in Campbell County Schools and has served in that position for the last nine years. He oversees all curriculum and instruction issues as it pertains to almost 8000 students and 650 certified staff. He supervises six separate departments including elementary instruction, secondary instruction, assessment, technology, special education, and student support services. Dr. Arnold also manages a $58 million instructional budget.

Dr. Arnold is most proud of the development of several programs that provide students with opportunities to become career and college ready upon graduation. These programs include Early College, the CTE Dual Enrollment Program, STEM Academy, and the Advanced Placement Initiative.