CCHS Principal Resigning

Clarke County Public Schools announced on Wednesday that Clarke County High School Principal, John Werner has accepted a job offer from Manassas City Public Schools.


“Congratulations to Dr. John Werner,” Clarke County Superintendent Dr. Michael Murphy said in an email message announcing the resignation. “Late last night I was notified that the School Board of the  Manassas City Public Schools had accepted the appointment of Dr.  John Werner as the new Principal of Osbourn High School, ‘Home of  the Eagles’.”


Murphy said that although transition is often difficult, he is excited for Werner as he  looks forward to new adventures and opportunities to demonstrate  his leadership and a shorter commute.


“It has been a pleasure to work with such an outstanding young  leader the last three years, and we wish for him much success in  the days and years to come,” Murphy said.


Murphy said that CCPS  will soon post for a replacement high school  principal, with an anticipated hire date of July 1, 2011.  Interested persons should contact Assistant Superintendent, Rick Catlett for additional  information.


  1. Well, that didn’t last very long. Do you think he got tired of not getting a pay raise in 3 years?

  2. Bill Thomas says:

    ya probably- since not getting a pay raise only happens in clarke county- every other school district in the country has an obundance of money- news flash for ya rightwinger- we are in the midst of the great recession.

    • GOPjunky says:

      Every jurisdiction around is getting some type of raise or bonus. Don’t blame him one bit…

  3. RasputinSays says:

    Good luck in Manassas, [redacted]

    • Interested says:

      Why was Rasputin’s comment redacted?

      CDN Editor: CDN reserves the right to limit or exclude content offered for display on its website. [Redactions] are used in as few cases as possible.

  4. Gonna miss him. He is the only principal I like and my children like. He’s been very helpful to me no matter what the situation. The kids liked him. Hope they get a replacement as great as he was. Hate to see him go. 🙁

  5. I think this is his way of getting a raise…don’t blame him.

  6. onceandawhile says:

    Well, seems there’s one more behind him.

  7. CCHS Graduate says:

    My cousins go to and have graduated from OHS. Verrrrry different atmosphere. Lots of gang issues. He’ll have plenty of fun with that transition.

  8. Bville-Bud says:

    While I am not glad Mr. Werner is leaving, he is going to be working much closer to his home and cutting down on his commute, so perhaps that might have weighed into his decision.

    With regard to the statement that “Every jurisdiction around is getting some type of raise or bonus” a quick look at google reports differently.

    Loudoun Supervisors vote against raises for school employees

    Warren to consider a bonus since no raise for “past few years”

    Shenandoah County – no raise in 3 years

    I value the hard working teachers in our County and think we should compensate them accordingly; but we live in very tough economic times and I don’t envy the School Board or BOS for the tough decisions they need to make.

  9. Fly on the wall says:

    Both Frederick County and Winchester are giving their employees one-time “bonus” payments.

    So, it seems that, yes, BvilleBud, “every jruisdiction around” CCPS is getting some sort of one-time bonus OR a raise. Shenandoah County is not contiguous to CC; Jefferson County, WV, will also see an increase from the state due to its stronger than forecasted revenue collections.

  10. Bville-Bud says:

    Point taken fly and thanks for updating me on the date, my bad & apology for the mistake. My point isn’t that the teachers don’t need raises, it is that as much as I wish it weren’t so, times are tough.

    The post I commented on said “Every jurisdiction around is getting some type of raise or bonus” and Shenandoah county is “around” here 🙂

    I think we have all been taking it on the ecconomic chin lately, I’m looking forward to the recovery.