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Meet the Principal 

Lamont K. Trotter comes to Lugo-McGinness Academy in 2023 after serving since 2018 as the principal of Richmond Alternative School. He previously served as principal and assistant principal in middle and high schools in Virginia, Washington, DC, and North Carolina, as well as teaching special education and history. He holds a BA in Special Education and an MA in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Virginia State University. 

Lamont Trotter



Charlottesville City Schools is an interconnected, equity-focused school community committed to providing the skills and knowledge needed for lifelong learning, engaged citizenship, and personal fulfillment


Recent News

Charlottesville Middle School Mascot Fin . . .

Charlottesville Middle School needs a new mascot!  Thanks to the strong feedback we received from more than 1000 people on a survey this fall, we have our finalists:  Black Knights another type o . . .

Posted Date: 04/18/2024

Recycle Your Eclipse Glasses! (Return th . . .

Dear families, staff, and students -- If you enjoyed yesterday's eclipse, pass on the joy by recycling your eclipse glasses (we won't need them for another 20 years). Return glasses in good conditio . . .

Posted Date: 04/09/2024

March 2024 News & Highlights

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 A Word From Dr. Gurley  Dear Cville Schools community – We are almost to Spring Break, a time when we all take a deep breath. Thanks to everyone’s work – staff, fa . . .

Posted Date: 03/27/2024

Dr. Justin Malone Returns to Charlottesv . . .

Charlottesville City Schools is pleased to announce that Dr. Justin Malone will be the new principal of Charlottesville High School, effective July 1. Dr. Malone's selection comes after an extensive . . .

Posted Date: 03/20/2024