- Ph.D. in education, Virginia Commonwealth University
- M.Ed. in education, Virginia Commonwealth University
- B.A. in German, Longwood University
Development and implementation of education laws and policies
- Ten years of leadership experience in K-12 settings, including school and central office administration, with a focus on program development and evaluation
- Six years of leadership and policy development experience as a director in the Virginia Department of Education
- Fourteen years of experience at VCU, with responsibilities in leadership development, and program/curriculum development and implementation
- Creating a teacher’s manual to accompany the book, “Law and Education: Contemporary Issues and Court Decisions”
- Co-developed the Ed.D. in leadership program for the VCU School of Education
Dr. Cheryl Magill joined the School of Education in 2004 after having worked as a teacher in both Roanoke County and Henrico County, as a principal with Hanover County Public Schools and as the director of accreditation at the Virginia Department of Education.
While at the Department of Education, her responsibilities included developing policies and recommending changes to statutory law in order to implement the accountability requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Magill has authored several policy briefs on efforts to reauthorize the act, and has given numerous presentations at the state and national level on legal and accountability issues. Her dissertation, which explored the development of the disciplinary provisions when the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act was reauthorized in 1997, received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Education Law Association.
As an administrator, Magill developed a work-study program for overage eighth-grade students and an introductory foreign language program for elementary school students.