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Twin County Leadership ... 04/25/18
Each year, Wytheville Community College, Crossroads Institute, The Virginia Cooperative Extension Office, and ...
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Swim Safety 02/26/18
This week, students from Mrs. Byrd’s class participated in a water safety course at the Galax Recreation Cen...
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Three Time State Champi... 03/08/18
Entering the 2017-18 VHSL State Wrestling tournament Galax Junior Joshua Spurlin was 97-15 and ready for the t...
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Manufacturing in the mo... 03/07/18
Galax High School dual enrollment welding students recently traveled to Kernersville, North Carolina to tour t...
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Bill Sturgill, Superintendent of Galax City Public Schools

Mr. Sturgill is a native of Hillsville, Virginia, where he graduated from Carroll County High School in 1982.  He attended Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, and graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health and Physical Education. He returned to school and completed his Master’s in Special Education from Radford University in 1994, then received his Advanced Studies Diploma in Administration from Virginia Tech in 1996. 

After teaching a year in Southside Virginia, Mr. Sturgill returned to the Twin Counties.  He taught Special Education and coached at Carroll County, his alma mater, for eight years before transferring to Grayson County and working as a Building Administrator and in the Central Office for seven years.  Mr. Sturgill had been in the Galax City Public School system as Principal at Galax High School for four and a half years.  In February 2009, he became Superintendent of GCPS.

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Bill Sutherland, Director of CTE,Testing, and Assessment

Mr. Sutherland is a native of Galax, Virginia, where he graduated from Galax High School in 1979.  He then attended Radford University, receiving his Bachelor’s of Science in Social Science in 1983.  In 2001, Mr. Sutherland continued his education through Radford and graduated with his Master's in Educational Leadership.

After serving fifteen years at Grayson County High School as a history and government teacher, Mr. Sutherland came to Galax Middle School in 1999 to teach World Geography.  In 2000, he became Assistant Principal of Galax Middle School where he served until 2004.  Mr. Sutherland moved to Galax High School in ’04 and held the positions of Assistant Principal and Athletic Director.  From February of 2009, Mr. Sutherland was asked to take on the role of Principal at GHS.  In July of 2011 he became the Career and Technical Education Coordinator and the Division Director of Testing.

Working with all students and staff, helping each to develop to their fullest potential is a large part of Mr. Sutherland's goal as an employee of the Galax City School System.

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Brenda Whitaker

Brenda has been married for 48 years.  She and her husband have three children, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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Brandi Weatherman

Brandi is the mother of two awesome kids.  She loves seeing all the sweet faces at GES everyday.  If her family has spare time, they like to be outdoors playing with their dogs and horses and they love spending time at the river.  Brandi has lived here all of her life and she cannot think of a better place to raise her kids.

 

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