The Outdoor Classroom 02/08/18
On Tuesday, February 06, Mr. Horton’s forestry class and Mr. Carter’s engineering class made the great out...
Watch the Game Live 09/01/17
The Galax High School Production club (PANDA) is proud to bring you live sports coverage of Galax High School ...
Programming 02/09/18
Teams of students in the GMS gifted program built and programed a robot. Each team chose a specific task for t...
First Tech Challenge 12/10/17
The Maroon Tide (Team 12953) competed at its first ever First Tech Challenge.  The Maroon Tide competed S...
Dr. Frances Turpin, Director of Student Services

Dr. Turpin is from Buchanan County, Virginia where she graduated from Whitewood High School in 1977. She attended UVA Wise and graduated with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Secondary Education in 1993. Dr. Turpin then continued her graduate studies at Radford University and graduated with a Master’s degree in Psychology in 1995 and an Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology in 1996. In 2004, Dr. Turpin was accepted into the Educational Leadership Program at Virginia Tech, and graduated with at Doctor of Philosophy degree in Administration and Supervision of Special Education in 2009.

Dr. Turpin began her educational career as a school psychologist in Surry County, North Carolina after her graduation from Radford University. Since that time, she has worked as a school psychologist in various school divisions in the region, including Pulaski County, Henry County, Montgomery County, Grayson County, and Galax City Schools. In 2010 she began serving Galax City Schools as the Director Student Services and Special Education.

Dr. Kristie Legg - Principal Galax Elementary School

Dr. Legg is originally from Dublin, Virginia and attended Pulaski High School where she graduated in 1988.  She went on to Radford University where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration in 1992, her Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in 1997, and her Master of Science in Educational Leadership in 2002.  She earned her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech in 2015.

Dr. Legg taught 6th and 7th grades at Pulaski Middle School for five years. From Pulaski Middle, she obtained the assistant principal’s position at Galax Elementary School and served in this position for three years.  Dr. Legg moved to Galax Middle School where she was principal from 2005 – 2015. Dr. Legg returned to Galax Elementary School in 2015.

“I really enjoy working for a small school system that is truly a community of learners.  From the elementary to middle and high, we see each student as “our” student, no matter which school the child attends.  This division is truly supported by the City of Galax, the School Board, central office, the community in which we live, our parents and students.  I often tell the faculty and staff in this division how fortunate I am to work with such a caring group of individuals who are like family.  I am proud of our schools, especially of our students,” says Legg.

Dr. E.J. Saul - English 12

Dr.Saul was an army brat who grew up all over the United States and in a couple of places that weren’t in the United States. He worked in advertising for a time after college, but decided to pursue a career in education, culminating in a doctorate at the University of Alabama in 1999. He has been working at Galax High School since 2000.

Dorie Nichols

Dorie is the wife to David “Davey” Nichols, Jr. and the mother to Sierra and Morgan Nichols.  She is a 1995 graduate of Galax High School.  She was born, raised, and currently lives in Galax, VA.  She enjoys getting to serve all the children that attend Galax Elementary School.  She enjoys participating in community theater and watching her children swim.