On November 29, 2018, the CharlottsSchool Board voted unanimously to renew another four-year contract with Superintendent Rosa Atkins through the 2022-23 academic year. Her previous term of employment began in November 2016 and ended on June 30, 2019. 
Before moving to Charlottesville, Atkins was assistant superintendent of schools in Caroline County.
As of July 2017 her base salary is $202,000.
In 2011, Atkins was named Superintendent of the Year by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents. She was named a finalist for the American Association of School Superintendents Women in School Leadership Award for 2017. Atkins is president of the Urban Superintendents Association of America and previously served as president of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents.
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- Web. FY18 Revised Budget, Charlottesville City Schools, 2017, retrieved January 30, 2018.
- Web. [ Atkins Named One of Two Finalists for National Superintendent Award], Charlottesville City Schools, 2017, October 6, 2016, retrieved January 30, 2018.