Montague’s appointment as Staunton assistant principal makes history

STAUNTON — Donte’ Montague was among the new administrative appointments announced Monday night at the Staunton School Board. Montague will be the new assistant principal at Staunton High School.

He joined Lisa Warren, who will be the new principal at Shelburne Middle School, and Jennifer Morris, who leaves Shelburne to join central office on the instructional team.

According to Chairperson Ken Venable, the appointment of Montague is history making. Montague isn’t the first Black assistant principal in the high school’s history, but he is the first Black assistant principal promoted from within Staunton City Schools since integration in 1966.

Alphonso Hamilton was promoted to assistant principal at Booker T. Washington in 1963 and moved to Lee High in the same role when Booker T. and Lee High integrated.

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