The Montgomery County School system has a new superintendent, who takes the lead at a challenging time.
The reigns have been passed from Walter Shannon to Brenda Blackburn during a time that's presented the school system with endless hurdles.
It's officially her second day on the job.
Blackburn says she's being briefed on snow days, deep budget cuts, the Blacksburg High School roof collapse and plans to reopen the building.
"The timeline is a little out of our hands, but you can be sure that we'll be aggressive with getting started as soon as we have a go ahead for doing any type of work on that campus," says Blackburn.
She'll rely on her 30 years experience in public education ranging from her start teaching in a Danville, Virginia classroom to her last stop as an associate superintendent in Brevard County, Florida.