Tori Gelbert

Tori Gelbert is the newly appointed principal of Culpeper County’s Emerald Hill Elementary School.

Culpeper County Public Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Tori Gelbert as the new principal at Emerald Hill Elementary School.

Gelbert has worked for Madison County Public Schools for the past eight years. She started as a fifth-grade teacher, and taught for a year as a middle-school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) teacher.

Gelbert was promoted to become assistant principal at William Wetsel Middle School, where she worked for two years before moving to Waverly Yowell Elementary School, where she has been for the past two years.

She is a graduate of Longwood University in Central Virginia, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education.

Later, she attended James Madison University in Harrisonburg, where she earned her master of education in education leadership degree.

Now, she is working on her doctorate in curriculum and instruction through the University of South Carolina.

“As a resident of Culpeper County, I am excited to join the school system and work with the staff at Emerald Hill Elementary School,” Gelbert said last week in a statement released by the school division’s director of human resources.

“I am humbled to have the opportunity to work at such as great school and collaborate with the staff, students, families and community to continue on their path of success,” Gelbert added. “I look forward to serving the community in this new role.”

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