Robert Grimesey, superintendent of Orange County Public Schools in Locust Grove, has been selected from a pool of national nominees to receive the 2012 Outstanding Superintendent Award, sponsored by the Curry School of Education Foundation. The award is presented annually to a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education.
Grimesey received his master of education degree from James Madison University in 1985 and his doctor of education degree from Curry’s administration and supervision program in 1991. He has served more 30 years in education.
Grimesey served as superintendent of Alleghany County Schools from 2001-2009 and joined the 5,000-student Orange County Public School division in 2009.
“Bob Grimesey represents the level of personal and professional devotion which our profession, our University, and our society wants to see on vivid, daily display from its school superintendents,” said Stewart Roberson, superintendent emeritus of Hanover County Public Schools. “[His] passion is without parallel. His brand of activism is uplifting and inspirational. His focus on the needs of America’s public school children, teachers, and families is sharp and keen.”
In 2010 Grimesey was named Virginia PTA Child Advocate of the Year, and in 2007 he was named Region VI Superintendent of the Year by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents. This year, he was named Superintendent of the Year for Region IV.
Grimesey will attend a dinner and receive his award at the Curry School Foundation on October 25, 2012.