Lynchburg names interim school superintendent

Dr. Larry Massie will serve until the school board completes search

Courtesy: Lynchburg City Schools
Courtesy: Lynchburg City Schools

LYNCHBURG – Lynchburg City School Board members voted to appoint Dr. Larry A. Massie as interim superintendent, effective July 1, 2017. He will take over as Superintendent Scott Brabrand is leaving to take a job as Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools.

It is anticipated Massie will serve until the school board has completed a search and a new superintendent is appointed to lead the school division.

This isn't his first time serving as interim superintendent in Lynchburg. He was also in that position August 1, 2011.

Lynchburg City Schools released the following:

Dr. Massie brings a wealth of relevant experience to the interim post having served as a school superintendent in Virginia for 24 years including highly successful tenures as interim superintendent in Orange County, Lynchburg City, and Grayson County.  Prior to serving as interim superintendent for these school divisions, Dr. Massie served as superintendent for Buckingham County and Russell County Public Schools.  Upon assuming the superintendency for Buckingham County, none of the division's schools were accredited.  Under Dr. Massie's leadership, the school division obtained full state accreditation for all schools and met division-wide Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).  Dr. Massie has garnered considerable recognition for his leadership throughout his distinguished career, including being honored as Regional Superintendent of the Year by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS) three times:  in 1998, 2006, and 2008.  Dr. Massie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Tennessee, a Master's Degree in Education Administration from East Tennessee State University, and an Ed.D. from Virginia Tech.