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Henrico, Va. July 2, 2018 – Amy Cashwell was sworn in Monday morning as the new leader of Henrico County Public Schools. Cashwell, a longtime administrator and educator with Virginia Beach City Public Schools, succeeds the retiring Patrick C. Kinlaw as the school division’s superintendent. 
Cashwell’s 10 a.m. swearing-in at Henrico County Circuit Court was witnessed by a group that included school division leaders and members of the School Board.
The Henrico School Board announced her selection June 5 after a search that included extensive public involvement.
In her previous position as chief academic officer for Virginia Beach Schools’ Department of Teaching and Learning, Cashwell oversaw a number of departments, including those dealing with instruction, instructional technology, student support services, exceptional education, and opportunity and achievement. She joined Virginia Beach Schools in 1998 as a teacher before becoming an assistant principal and principal. She assumed her role as chief academic officer in 2013.
Cashwell is an alumna of Longwood University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and education. She earned a master’s degree in education administration and supervision from the George Washington University. Cashwell also earned a doctorate from George Washington, in education administration and policy studies. She is originally from Virginia Beach.
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