From Roanoke County Public Schools: Citing personal and family reasons, Frank Dent, principal at Northside High School, has requested to be relieved of his principal duties, effective immediately. Additionally, Mr. Dent has announced he will officially retire at the end of the 2015-16 school year. Mr. Dent, 56, joined Roanoke County Public Schools in 1998 as the assistant principal at Northside High School. He became principal of the school in 2003 and has served in that role until his retirement this year. Prior to joining Roanoke County Public Schools, Mr. Dent was a teacher and athletic director for Roanoke City Public Schools from 1983-1994. He also served as an assistant principal in Springfield, VA from 1994-1998.
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“Frank has been an outstanding principal at Northside High School,” said Superintendent Dr. Greg Killough. “For the past 18 years, Frank has been a stalwart champion for the entire Northside community. He led the school through a large renovation in 2007, and he has helped countless numbers of students achieve and excel. We will miss Frank, and we thank him for his leadership, dedication and service to the students and staff at Northside. We wish him all the best in the future,” Dr. Killough said.
An interim principal for Northside High School has not yet been named.