Superintendent's Office

​​The Superintendent of Schools provides support to all instructional areas in the elementary, middle and high schools, and ensures that all students have an equal opportunity to succeed. Division activities are directed such that all programs and activities support both quality and equity within the school system.

The Superintendent and the Albemarle County School Board are bound in a partnership of mutual trust and vision. The Superintendent and School Board are responsible for selecting the results that the school system should be pursuing. Together, the Superintendent and School Board take primary responsibility for ensuring that Albemarle County Public Schools is an effective school system.

To contact Superintendent Haas, please email superintendentoffice@k12albemarle.org.

For more information, refer to School Board Policy CBA, Role, Qualifications, and Evaluation of the Superintendent.


Matthew was born and raised in Trenton and Bordentown, New Jersey. He earned a B.S. in Secondary Education & English from ODU in 1990; an M.S. in Educational Administration from The College of William and Mary in 1997; and, an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech in 2002. Matthew started out teaching English in Virginia Beach in 1990 and served there as an English teacher, coach, bus driver, and assistant principal at the middle and high school levels until 2001, when he and his family moved to Smyth County. Matthew served as a high school principal there at Northwood High School in Saltville for three years and came to Albemarle to be principal at AHS from 2004 through 2009. He’s worked in the central office here for the past 13 years as a director, executive director, assistant superintendent, deputy superintendent, and now superintendent. Matthew’s wife of 30 years and fellow English teacher, Sheri, and he live in Carrsbrook in Albemarle County, and they have two children, Mark and Elaine, who attended ACPS schools for their entire K-12 education.

Dr. Matthew Haas

Dr. Matthew S. Haas
Superintendent of Schools

Office of the Superintendent
Albemarle County Public Schools
401 McIntire Road, Room 345
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: 434-296-5826
Fax: 434-296-5869​​​​
Superintendent's Office Email

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