Grayson superintendent to stay put

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By Ben Bomberger, Reporter

INDEPENDENCE — A 10-month search for a new superintendent for Culpeper County Schools ended Monday night, but Grayson's superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Thomas' name wasn't called.

According to the Culpeper Star Exponent, the school board voted unanimously Monday night to appoint the assistant superintendent for Bedford County Public Schools as its new leader.

On Tuesday, Thomas told The Gazette in an e-mail, “It was a pleasure to learn that the Culpeper School Board selected Dr. Bobbie Johnson as their superintendent. I was relieved to not have to make a decision on whether or not to leave this exceptional Grayson County School System and community.”

Thomas became the chief school administrator in Grayson in February 2006, after former superintendent Kester Greene resigned.

Thomas' contract has three years remaining after the school board opted to renew her four-year contract last June.