e-kotulkaMr. Eugene P. Kotulka was appointed superintendent by the Alleghany County School Board on June 2, 2015, and began serving on July 1, 2015. Prior to assuming the position in Alleghany County, he served as the director of student services for Orange County Public Schools.

Mr. Kotulka began his career in education in 1978, teaching social studies and mathematics while coaching basketball and football at Robious Middle and Monacan High Schools in Chesterfield County. For the next sixteen years, he continued to teach and coach for Hopewell City, King George County, and Spotsylvania County Public Schools. In 1998, Mr. Kotulka began his administrative career as an administrative intern at Courtland High School. In 2000, Mr. Kotulka served as the assistant principal for Spotsylvania County High School before becoming the principal of Magna Vista High School and then Orange County High School.

Mr. Kotulka was born in Quakertown, Pennsylvania and graduated from Quakertown High School in 1973. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1978, and completed his Master in Administration and Supervision degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2000.

Mr. Kotulka is married to his wife, Jane.  Jane is a retired librarian. They have four children and one granddaughter.

Mr. Kotulka is an avid reader, a basketball fan, and loves animals. The Kotulka’s have two dogs, as well as a few cats and birds.

Mr. Kotulka’s experiences in education are varied and broad, and he has worked in five very diverse school divisions in Virginia. He believes in setting high academic standards, raising the achievement of all students, providing good first instruction, putting students first, and listening and communicating with staff, parents and members of the school and community. He also believes that the teaching staff is the backbone of education and that collaboration and team work are the keys to success.

Mr. Kotulka may be reached at 540-863-1811 or by email at

The Superintendent of Schools serves as the chief executive officer of the Alleghany County School Board. Major duties of the superintendent include, but are not limited to, the following:

Acting as the educational leader of the school division
Enforcing school policy and regulations
Overseeing staff personnel management
Overseeing facility management
Directing community relations
Overseeing pupil personnel services


lories-bessMrs. Lorie Bess serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent / School Board Clerk. Mrs. Bess may be contacted by phone at 540-863-1811 or by e-mail at

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