Crozet Elementary Celebrates Construction Milestone

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Crozet Elementary Celebrates Construction Milestone. Photo: Malcolm Andrews.

The Crozet Elementary School expansion project reached its highest vertical point last month and held a “topping ceremony” on February 23 to celebrate the milestone. Architect Ken Thacker and school division Chief Operating Officer Rosalyn Schmitt, both Crozet residents, joined other officials and the entire construction crew for a luncheon on site. Work on the $20 million expansion, which will add 340 seats and lots of improvements to the school’s campus, began last summer and is expected to wrap up in time for the 2022-23 school year in the fall. 

Rosalyn Schmitt. Photo: Malcolm Andrews.
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Lisa Martin joined the Gazette in 2017 and writes about education and local government. She also writes in-depth pieces about division-wide education issues and broader investigative pieces on topics from recycling to development to living with wildlife. Her Coyotes in Crozet story won a 2017 Virginia Press Association “Best in Show” award for the Gazette. Martin has a Ph.D. from the University of Texas, taught college for several years, and writes fiction and poetry. She co-authored a children’s trilogy about two adventuring cats, the Anton and Cecil series, which got rave reviews from the New York Times Book Review, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly and others.

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