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

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. A first generation college student, he earned a B.S. in Secondary Education & English from ODU in 1990. While working as a teacher in Virginia Beach, Matthew attended The College of William and Mary and graduated in 1997 with an M.S. in Education Administration. From 1998 to 2002, he studied Educational Leadership and Policy Studies while working as school administrator in Virginia Beach and Smyth County. In 2002, he graduated, earning an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

Matthew started out teaching English in Virginia Beach in 1990 and served there as an English teacher, wrestling and track and field coach, activity bus driver, and assistant principal, teaching at Plaza Junior High School, The Literacy Center, and Kellam High School until 1997. He was an assistant principal at Plaza Middle School and Kempsville High School 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 Albemarle High School from 2004 through 2009. He’s worked in the central office here for the past 14 years as a director, executive director, assistant superintendent, deputy superintendent, and now superintendent. Matthew’s wife of 32 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 S. Haas

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

Phone: 434-296-5826
Fax: 434-296-5869​​​​
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