New principal named for Landstown High School

Posted at 4:13 PM, May 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-23 16:55:08-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A new principal has been assigned to Landstown High School after the school’s previous principal was reassigned.

Dr. Cheryl Askew

Dr. Cheryl Askew

The school system announced that Dr. Brian Matney was put on administrative leave on April 15.

He was officially reassigned as a program evaluation specialist in the Office of Research and Evaluation on May 11.

Dr. Cheryl Askew will be the new principal of Landstown High School, starting on July 1.

Askew currently serves as the principal of Ocean Lakes High School and will finish the school year there before transitioning to Landstown over the summer.

“This year, I was reflecting on my career here in Virginia Beach and I knew I was ready for a new challenge as a principal and school leader,” Askew said. “When the opportunity came available at Landstown, I knew working with a new, talented staff, a passionate student body as well as the Governor’s STEM and Technology Academy would be the ideal fit for me. I will cherish my years at Ocean Lakes but also look forward to the new relationships and work ahead at Landstown.”

Askew has worked for Virginia Beach City Public Schools for 31 years.

Landstown High School Acting Principal Jerry Deviney will remain at the school through the end of the school year.

Previous coverage:

Virginia Beach Public Schools superintendent reassigns Landstown High School principal

More than 1,500 petition signatures in support of Virginia Beach principal

Supporters demand answers on why Virginia Beach principal is on leave

Landstown High School Principal placed on administrative leave