WAYNESBORO, Va.--- School is back in session for students in Staunton and Waynesboro. On Wednesday morning, they returned to classes.
In Waynesboro, there is a new superintendent, named Dr. Jeffrey Cassell . He joins the school division from Smyth County in southwestern Va.
Cassell replaces Robin Crowder, who stepped down to take a position at JMU.
Cassell takes the helm of a division with about 3,200 students, and plans to keep much of the division in place. "I think there's a wonderful school system here in Waynesboro. I just want to continue the legacy of excellence, I think, that's going on here in the schools, and just continue to help lead the school system forward," he said.
Dr. Cassell said he also plans to visit schools throughout the week to meet as many of the students as he can.