Cindy Fox Named AHPS Supervisor of Customized Learning

Cindy Fox Named AHPS Supervisor of Customized Learning
Posted on 03/14/2023

LOW MOOR — Cindy Fox has been named as the Alleghany Highlands Public Schools Division’s supervisor of customized learning.

The appointment was approved on Monday, March 13, by the Alleghany Highlands School Board. Fox’s appointment is effective July 1. She will replace Rose West, who is retiring effective June 30.

Fox will continue to serve in her role as an assistant principal at Clifton Middle School through June 30. The school board had originally appointed her to continue serving as an assistant principal at Covington Middle School, which will serve as a combined middle school for AHPS, beginning in the fall.  

As supervisor of customized learning, Fox will oversee the school division’s alternative education program known as Turning Point.  She will also guide the Highlands Custom project, an effort in the school division to help all staff think creatively about using division resources to meet student needs in nontraditional ways when appropriate. Her other areas of focus include supervision of school division-level attendance monitoring.  

Fox has served as an assistant principal at CMS since 2019.

A lifelong resident of the Highlands, she joined Alleghany County Public Schools as a Language Arts teacher at CMS in 2007. In 2013, she began teaching Keyboarding at the school. In 2016, she became the Testing and Technology Resource teacher at the middle school until her appointment as the Assistant Principal.

Fox graduated from Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in 1989 with an Associate’s Degree in Business Management. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Development from Bluefield College in 2004. Fox received her teaching certification from Mary Baldwin College in 2006. She received a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Virginia in 2019.

“I am so excited to begin this new journey. I look forward to continuing working with all of the schools. It is my goal that we get our students excited to come to school each day and meet their academic needs. I can’t wait for the consolidation of our students, and I look forward to working with them,” Fox said. 

Alleghany Highlands Public Schools was created through the July 1, 2022, merger of Alleghany County Public Schools, Covington City Public Schools, and Jackson River Technical Center. The joint school division serves approximately 2,700 students.

“When we spoke with Ms. Fox about this role, we immediately caught her contagious enthusiasm. We know she is eager to further the work begun by Ms. West to help AHPS efficiently use the resources of various programs to meet student needs,” said Kim Halterman and Melinda Snead-Johnson, leaders of the school division.  

This fall will bring the full consolidation of AHPS schools. Covington High School will become Covington Middle School and house students in grades 6-9. Alleghany High School will serve as the joint high school. It will house students in grades 9-12.

“We continue to be very proud of all AHPS employees as they demonstrate adaptability and resourcefulness as we move through this time of change. Our strategic planning to support student achievement continues, and we are so excited by all of the continuing hard work on behalf of our kids.  As always, we encourage our community to be supportive of the exciting work in our classrooms,” said Halterman and Snead-Johnson.

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