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MCHS Appoints New Principal

Good Morning, MCPS,


This morning, Mrs. Betty-Jo Wynham was appointed as the principal of MCHS beginning July 1, 2019. We welcome her back to MCPS as she takes on this new role.

Please see the press release below.



Anna Graham


For Immediate Release

June 27, 2019

School Board Approves Mrs. Betty-Jo Wynham as MCHS Principal

Betty-Jo Wynham has served students in Madison, Culpeper and Albemarle Counties. She began her career as a special education teacher at William Wetsel Middle School in 2007.  While teaching, she became increasingly interested in meaningful and engaging learning experiences for all students in high school classrooms. She began leading efforts for tiered instruction at the secondary level at Eastern View High School where she was selected as Teacher of the Year in 2013, and was promoted to Assistant Principal in 2014.  

While serving the students and families at Eastern View, she became increasingly interested in redesigning the high school learning experience and ensuring that all students were able to leave high school with a skill set that could help them attain their future career goals.  Through designing quality school-based professional learning initiatives and interweaving a meaningful school improvement plan, Wynham played a large role in the performance improvement of all students at Eastern View on the state accountability assessments. Wynham has presented and led professional development for teachers and school administrators on school improvement, school-based professional learning plans, tiered instruction, co-teaching, specialized instruction for students with disabilities, and adolescent literacy across Virginia. 

After serving four years on the administrative team at Eastern View High School, Wynham joined Albemarle High School as an Assistant Principal in 2018.  During the past year at Albemarle High School, she worked with the administrative team and staff to address systemic practices that were perpetuating the achievement gaps for at-risk students.  

Superintendent Anna Graham stated, “We are excited to bring Mrs. Wynham to this key position at the high school. Mrs. Wynham brings a wealth of instructional knowledge and experience along with energy and enthusiasm. We welcome her back home to Madison County.”

Assistant Superintendent Cathy Jones further stated, “We are fortunate to add to our administrative staff a person of Mrs. Wynham’s caliber who has worked on the front lines to help improve the academic performance of high school students she has served.” 

Wynham stated, "I'm completely honored to return to Madison and look forward to the many celebrations and accomplishments ahead for our student body.” The new principal takes on her leadership role on July 1st and plans to share her 100 day action plan with the Mountaineer community in the near future.  She concluded, “I’ve spent time in Madison Schools as a student and teacher, but now I get to experience it as an educational leader and parent as my daughter will begin the Pre-K program at Madison Primary this upcoming year. I couldn’t ask for a more perfect time to come back home!”

Mrs. Wynham received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology from Randolph-Macon College. She received a Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Special Education K-12 from Liberty University and a Post Master’s School Leadership and Administration Endorsement from George Washington University.