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Jim Asher

Principal of Jackson P. Burley Middle School

I am the principal at Jackson P. Burley Middle School, an Albemarle County school in Charlottesville, VA. My wife, Brooke, is a 4th grade teacher at Paul H. Cale Elementary School in Albemarle County. Both of my daughters attended Albemarle County schools. They now live in Chicago, IL. I am also the world's leading authority on Emmett Lee Dickinson (Emily Dickinson's third cousin, twice removed -- at her request). Check out the museum dedicated to my research and his life at

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