Hanover County Public Schools Superintendent Michael Gill has been named the Richmond region’s best.

The honor, announced by the school district Thursday, came from the Virginia Association of School Superintendents. Gill topped the 14 other superintendents who make up the region’s 15 school districts.

Gill said he was “humbled and honored” to be recognized.

“I am grateful to serve in Hanover County and work alongside so many dedicated professionals who truly put the best interest of our students at the heart of every decision,” he said in a statement.

Last year’s winner was Eric Jones of Powhatan County.

“The programs implemented by Hanover County Public Schools serve as a model for other school systems in the region and throughout the state,” Jones said in a statement.

Gill, who was a Richmond Times-Dispatch Person of the Year honoree last year, started as superintendent in Hanover in 2015. He’s an alumnus of Virginia Commonwealth University and Western Kentucky University.

He will now compete for the VASS Virginia Superintendent of the Year award.

— Justin Mattingly

Education Reporter

Justin Mattingly covers K-12 schools and higher education. A northern New York native and a Syracuse University alumnus, he's worked at the RTD since 2017. You can follow him on Twitter at @jmattingly306.

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