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BCS Announces New Directors, Principals
BCS Announces New Directors, Principals
Posted on 07/09/2020
Pictured are Amy Dupree (top left), Tonya Robinson (top right), Kim Mason (bottom left), and Jeffrey Burleson.Pictured are Amy Dupree (top left), Tonya Robinson (top right), Kim Mason (bottom left), and Jeffrey Burleson.

BCS Communications Department

Buncombe County Schools (BCS) has announced several leadership changes in anticipation of the upcoming school year.

Ms. Amy Dupree is the new director of the Exceptional Children Department. She replaces Ms. Amy Rhoney, who is moving to Community High School to implement a grant program for student growth and achievement.

Ms. Dupree served as principal at Sand Hill-Venable Elementary School for the past five years and has prior leadership experience as a teacher, curriculum facilitator, assistant principal, and principal.

Ms. Tonya Robinson is the new director of Secondary Education, replacing Director of Middle School Education Vicki Biggers and Director of High School Education Dr. Regina Lambert, who have retired.

Ms. Robinson served as principal at Enka High School (EHS) and was named the 2020 BCS Principal of the Year. She has years of leadership experience at both the high school and middle school levels.

EHS Assistant Principal Jeffrey Burleson has been named to replace Ms. Robinson as EHS principal. He has served as an assistant principal and teacher at multiple BCS schools.

Ms. Kim Mason is the new principal at Cane Creek Middle School. She replaces Ms. Bonnie Johnston, who has retired. Ms. Mason has served as an assistant principal, tutor, teacher, and coach.

“Congratulations to these skilled and caring educators who will help prepare students for their tomorrow,” said BCS Associate Superintendent Susanne Swanger. “They have proven track records of student success, and we expect great things from them as we start the 2020-2021 school year.”

Buncombe County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Buncombe County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and federal regulations to not discriminate in such a manner. This requirement extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing federal regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. The Title IX Coordinator's contact information is: Shanon Martin,, 828-255-5918, 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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