Clarke County’s Assistant Superintendent Dr. Matthew J. Eberhardt has been appointed to the position of Division Superintendent of Schools for Madison County Virginia. The Madison County School Board voted unanimously Friday morning to appoint Dr. Eberhardt to the position effective July 1, 2010.
Dr. Eberhardt has previous experience with the Madison system, having taught Spanish at Madison County High School during the 1992-93 school year. He also served as Assistant Principal at Charlottesville High School from 1994-1999.
Among his many honors, Dr. Eberhardt has been recognized by General Electric as a STAR Teacher for excellence in teaching and is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Award. In his spare time, Dr. Eberhardt has volunteered as an assistant coach with the Blue Ridge Youth Soccer Association.
The Madison County School School Board welcomed the new Superintendent on the school system’s website saying,”We feel very confident that Dr. Eberhardt will continue the excellent leadership Dr. Brenda Tanner has provided for the last six years, and we look forward to welcoming the Eberhardt family to Madison County in the coming months.”
Dr. Michael F. Murphy, Superintendent of Schools in Clarke County, shared the following: “While I have only known Matt since my arrival in Clarke County in July of 2008, his knowledge, skills, and abilities have been a tremendous asset to me as the new Superintendent of Schools. Matt is a strong, effective administrator with a wealth of practical and educational experience.”
Clarke County Public Schools will begin an immediate review of administrative tasks and responsibilities before making any determination in regard to a potential administrative reorganization and filling the vacancy created by Dr. Eberhardt’s June 30, 2010 departure.