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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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First Tech Challenge 12/10/17
The Maroon Tide (Team 12953) competed at its first ever First Tech Challenge.  The Maroon Tide competed S...
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Dr. Frances Turpin, Director of Student Services

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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.