By AILA BOYD
aboyd@ourvalley.org

John Busher
Photo by Aila Boyd

“I’ve enjoyed every minute of it,” Busher said of the time he’s spent with the division since coming out of retirement in 2015.

In total, Busher has spent 11 years working for the school division. In 2013, at the time of his first retirement, Busher was serving as assistant superintendent. Busher’s last day will be on June 30.

Busher, a New York native, has spent more than 40 years in education. In addition to working as an assistant superintendent and superintendent, he was a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and worked for the Virginia Department of Education.

Busher joined the Virginia Department of Education around the time that Standards of Learning (SOLs) were being rolled out. During his time with the department, he assisted schools with accreditation.

When he first joined Botetourt County Public Schools, he served as an accreditation specialist. He eventually moved his way up to become the assistant superintendent for instruction, the position that he held at the time of his first retirement.

“I have a great passion for this division,” Busher said, adding that…



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