Lakeside Middle School

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' is an Albemarle County public middle schools offering classes in sixth through eighth grade.

Lakeside is part of the Northern Feeder Pattern. Sutherland students attended either Baker-Butler Elementary School, Hollymead Elementary School, or Stony Point Elementary School and will continue on to graduate from Albemarle High School. Sutherland has almost 600 students enrolled and employs 74 staff and faculty members.[1]

The name changed from Mortimer Y. Sutherland Middle School on July 1, 2021 after the name was reviewed. The Albemarle School Board approved the new name on April 1, 2021. [2] [3]


Lakeside Middle School was founded in 1994 and was originally named for M.Y. Sutherland Jr., a former principal, school board member, member of the county board of supervisors, and lifelong advocate for quality education.[1] In 2012, what was then called Sutherland Middle School was awarded the Governor's Award for Education Excellence.[4] They met on May 11, 2020 to discuss 14 possible names. [5]


Megan Wood became principal of Sutherland on July 1, 2018. [6]

The following is a list of people who have served as principal[1]

Term Principal
2018 - Megan Wood
2006 - 2014 David Rogers [7]
2002 - 2006 Kathryn Baylor
2000 - 2002 James Washington
1994 - 2000 Thomas Zimorski


Sutherland Middle School is located at 2775 Powell Creek Drive.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Web. Sutherland Middle School Profile, Albemarle County Public Schools, retrieved June 1, 2012.
  2. Web. Albemarle School Board signs off on school naming recommendations, Katherine Knott, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, April 2, 2021
  3. Web. Sutherland naming advisory committee appointed, Katherine Knott, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, February 26, 2020, retrieved March 1, 2020. Print. February 26, 2020 page A3.
  4. Web. Governor McDonnell & Board of Education Honor High-Performing Virginia Schools & School Divisions, Virginia Department of Education, January 5, 2012, retrieved June 1, 2012.
  5. Web. Albemarle County School Board receives feedback about Sutherland Middle School name change, Staff reports, News Article, WVIR NBC29, May 11, 2020, retrieved May 23, 2020.
  6. Web. New principals for two Albemarle County schools, News Staff, News Article, CBS19 News, February 23, 2018, retrieved February 24, 2018.
  7. Web. After 43 Years in Education, Dave Rogers to Retire as Sutherland Middle School Principal, Phil Giarmita, Press Release, Albemarle County Schools, June 13, 2014, retrieved February 24, 2018.

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