Pam Moran has been Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools since 2006 and has worked in Albemarle County since 1986. She holds both a Masters of Education and a Doctorate of Education from the Curry School at the University of Virginia and a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Furman University. Alongside Albemarle County Public Schools educators, Pam Moran leads to sustain creativity and passion as young people develop agency in their own learning.
The division has one strategic goal: student acquisition of Lifelong Learning Competencies. She has worked with staff to develop a continuum of Pk-12 learning opportunities, including interdisciplinary maker- and project-based learning, interactive digital learning, comprehensive visual/performing arts, and a network of CTE/STEM mechatronics labs and academies. To extend 24/7 learning connectivity, the district is implementing a nationally recognized broadband project across 726 square miles. Albemarle is the only school district to have received two NSBA Magna Awards for innovations addressing achievement. The district also is home to two USDOE Blue Ribbon Schools, two USDOE Green Ribbon Schools, an AVID national demonstration school, and 25 Energy Star Schools. Dr. Moran supports imaginative learning space design projects in every school. One recently received national recognition, earning a Learning by Design Outstanding Project Award. The district has been featured in a USDOE technology case study, Newsweek for maker work, and an Edutopia district video series.