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Meet the Principal

Dr. Tara Bartlett comes to Jackson-Via Elementary as principal after serving as assistant principal at Stanley Elementary School in Page County. She has worked in school divisions ranging from Chesterfield to Fairfax, serving as a classroom teacher, an ESL (or ELL) teacher, a reading specialist/literacy coach, and an ELL department chair. She has degrees from Trinity Washington, George Mason, and Virginia Tech. 

Dr. Tara Bartlett


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✏️ Sign Up Now for Free School Suppl . . .

We’re excited to announce that we’re able to provide backpacks and school supplies for students in need for another year!  Forms are now open for families to request assistance with school supp . . .

Posted Date: 06/24/2024

June 2024 News & Highlights: Last Week o . . .

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 A Word From Dr. Gurley  Dear Cville Schools community – I want to say happy "This should be principals week." During this last week of school, we can't say thank you enou . . .

Posted Date: 06/05/2024

'Unfinished Jigsaw' Anthology Celebrates . . .

See the world through the eyes of Charlottesville City Schools students! Poems, stories, essays, and artworks by students in pre-K through 12th grade are featured in our division's annual Unfinis . . .

Posted Date: 05/29/2024

Board to Vote on Possibility of Adding Y . . .

At the Saturday, May 18, School Board work session, the Board reviewed information about the possibility of adding to our current safety model several “youth resource officers” from the Charlot . . .

Posted Date: 05/22/2024