CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Albemarle High School Principal Doctor Jesse Turner is taking on a new role, but he's not going very far.

Dr. Turner will be principal of Charlottesville’s Buford Middle School this fall.

Turner, a graduate of Charlottesville City Schools, says it's great to be coming home.

“Just having the opportunity to go back and work with the young people in the community that I grew up in is just extremely exciting,” he said. “Leaving a school like Albemarle is tough, because we've won so many awards.”

The incoming principal plans to help with incorporating sixth graders back into the school, as well as modernizing the facility.