July 1, 2013
Current Term Expires:
June 30, 2017
Pamela MoranDr. Pamela Moran has served as the Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools since January 2006. She oversees a division with a total budget of $225 million that includes more than 1,100 teachers educating 13,000 students in 26 schools. During Dr. Moran’s tenure, Albemarle County Public Schools has become one of the top performing school divisions in the state with an on-time graduation rate of 93 percent. Albemarle County students have the second highest SAT scores among 133 school divisions in the Commonwealth for critical reading and the third highest SAT scores for writing and math.
Dr. Moran is a leading advocate of an educational model that prepares students for “success in their century, not mine.” She emphasizes student-led research, project-based learning and contemporary learning spaces that promote collaboration, creativity, analytical problem-solving, critical thinking, and communications competencies among all students.
A past member of the Governor’s Commission on Higher Education, Dr. Moran also has served as President of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents. She holds leadership positions with the regional Chamber of Commerce, the Charlottesville-Albemarle Public Education Fund, and the University of Virginia-Public Schools Educational Partnership. She recently served as president of the Women Educational Leaders of Virginia and is a past president of the Virginia Association of Science Supervisors. Earlier this year, she appeared on the cover of Education Week’s Digital Directions magazine as a “National Mover and Shaker” in the integration of technology in the classroom.
Dr. Moran’s career in public education includes serving as a high school science teacher, central office science coordinator and staff developer, elementary school principal, director of instruction, assistant superintendent for instruction, and adjunct instructor in educational leadership for the University of Virginia’s Curry School and the School of Continuing Education. She graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Furman University and holds Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the University of Virginia. Dr. Moran also is an alumnus of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business Executive Educators Leadership Institute.