Principal's Welcome

Principal's Welcome
Posted on 09/07/2021
Principal Gina ToomeyIt is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I welcome each of you to our new Buncombe County Schools Virtual Academy. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead our new school as we work together to create a foundation for an alternative learning environment. I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than 20 years. I have worked with a variety of students ranging from middle through high school. I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader to our Virtual Academy and work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.

Along with our teachers and staff, I will work hard to create a legacy of success established by Buncombe County Schools by building strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners. We plan to focus our work around character education and social-emotional intervention initiatives, Common Core skills through NC state standards, and the use of data-driven instruction while providing consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous manner in order to continue to increase each of our student’s achievements.

Implementing an online education requires a partnership between families, staff, and students. You will have a more active role in your student’s day-to-day education. Your student will take on more responsibility for their work, and our teachers will need to communicate more with you and your student through multiple modes of communication. We believe that communication is extremely valuable in finding success with our program as we create opportunities for your student to take ownership of their learning.

This year is going to be amazing as we plan to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections. As your principal, it is important to me that everyone who joins us in our journey - teachers, students, and parents are excited to be here with us daily! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. My door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to contact me to discuss any concerns or questions that you may have throughout the year.

I look forward to working with you as a team to help each student at the Buncombe County Schools Virtual Academy meet their goals and have a successful year.

- Principal Gina Toomey