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Galax Elementary School... 06/15/18
The school year ended at Galax Elementary School with awards, activities, and field day.  Take a look as ...
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GMS Update 06/15/18
Galax Middle School closed out the school year with a number of interactive activities.  Take a look at s...
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Tide Times June 8, 2018 06/15/18
The school year for Galax High Schools is almost over.  The stage is set for graduation.  
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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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Directory: A-Z 

Amanda Bolen

Amanda Griffin Bolen is a native of Carroll County and graduated from CCHS in 1996. She earned a B.A. in English with a concentration in creative writing from Hollins University in 2000. She spent five years in the newspaper business before finding her calling in education. She earned her teaching certificate through the Career Switcher Program in 2007. Ms. Bolen taught sixth and seventh grade English in Floyd County from 2007-2010, before leaving the classroom to be at home with her children Mina and Griffin.  Ms. Bolen now calls Galax home. Since returning to the area in 2014, she has been a part of Chestnut Creek School of the Arts as a juried consignment artist and an instructor. At CCSA, she has enjoyed teaching GCPS students during enrichment classes as part of the 21 st Century Grant program and Intersession. She is excited to return to middle school again as a Special Education Aide at GMS. She started working for GCPS in 2018.  When not working with students, she is busy making handmade jewelry and playing with her kids.

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Bill Sturgill, Superintendent

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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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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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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Carri Ramey

Carri has lived in this area her whole life.  She is married and has a son.  She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family.

 

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Dalton Young- Technology Technician

Dalton Young, a native of Fries, Virginia, graduated from Grayson County High School in 2016 and went on to earn his Associate’s Degree in Information Technology with a Specialization in Networking from Wytheville Community College.  With a lifelong interest in technology, Dalton looks forward to a career in technology at Galax City Public Schools, ensuring that technology in the classroom is used to its fullest potential.

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Devon Lineberry-Jennings

Devon Lineberry-Jennings

My name is Ms. Devon Lineberry-Jennings, but I prefer Ms. LJ, since my last names are so long (thanks, parents!) I was born in Galax and raised in Carroll County, but don't worry, I'll be sure to be loyal to the Tide at all future sporting events. I graduated from CCHS, and attended Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, where I received by B.A. in English and my license to teach grades 6-12. Previously, I taught 8th grade reading and writing for Henry County Public Schools for two years. As much as I loved my students there, I missed my mountains and my family. I was thrilled to accept a position at GHS as the new 8th grade reading teacher in 2018. I absolutely love to teach, and I want each and every one of my students to succeed. My goal is to make sure that every student enjoys the process of learning, and I hope to bring literature to life and encourage students to engage in the joy of reading. In my spare time, I like to spend time at the river, hike, garden, laugh, read, and wish for snow... because winter is my favorite season! I know this is where I am meant to be, and I am so excited to be HOME! Roll Tide!

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

 

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Dr. Kristie Legg, Assistant Superintendent

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 as principal from 2015 - 2018.  

She is excited to start in her new position as Assistant Superintendent of Galax City Public Schools.  “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, and 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.

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Eileen Ruiz

Mrs. Eileen Ruiz was born in Santa Ana, California. She works as an ESL Instructional Aide in Galax Elementary school. She started working for Galax in 2018. Enjoys working with children and hopes to make a difference in their lives. 

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Erika Hill

Ms. Hill is a 2009 graduate of Grayson County High School. She then attended Emory & Henry College and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor's of Arts in Interdisciplinary Mathematics as well as a Master's of Education in Professional Studies. Miss Hill has been a middle school math teacher the past 5 years. This includes teaching Math 8 at Patrick County High School and Carroll County Middle School as well as teaching 6th and 7th grade Math at Fries School. She is excited for the opportunity to teach elementary students at GES! She will be one of the 4th grade Math teachers for the 2018-2019 school year. 

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Galax Elementary School

Dr. Kristie Legg

225 Academy Drive, , , 24333

ges.gcps.k12.va.us

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Telephone276-236-6159
Fax276-236-5839
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Galax High School

Mr. Justin Iroler, Principal

200 Maroon Tide Drive, , , 24333

ghs.gcps.k12.va.us

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Telephone276-236-2991
Fax276-236-5930
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Galax Middle School

Mrs. Kristina C. Legg, Principal

Maroon Tide Drive, , , 24333

gms.gcps.k12.va.us

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Telephone276-236-6124
Fax276-236-4162
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Geycha Lopez

Geycha Lopez

Mrs. Lopez is originally from Puerto Rico and attended Kensington High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she graduated in 1997. Mrs. Lopez has two boys, Jose and Yadir. Mrs. Lopez attended The Community College of Philadelphia, Temple University, and University of Phoenix. Mrs. Lopez graduated from University of Phoenix in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science- Elementary Education. Mrs. Lopez worked at Galax Middle School in 2008 assisting students with limited English. In 2013 she worked as translator at an elementary school in Wilkes Co. where she became a fourth grade teacher the following year. Working at GMS inspired Mrs. Lopez to finish her college education and so she is delighted to be back at Galax City Public Schools.

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Imade Igodan- Choral Director

Ms. Igodan, a native of South Carolina, is the choral director at Galax City Middle and High Schools.  Prior to coming to Galax, Ms. Igodan served in the US Peace Corps in Zambia (2015-17) where she taught English and directed a choir in the village where she lived.  While attending high school, her choral music teacher encouraged her to think about music as a profession.  Ms. Igodan earned a B.S. degree in music from Tennessee State University and a M.M. in vocal performance from the University of South Carolina. While in graduate school she performed in the opera Our Town and played the role of Nora in Riders to the Sea. In 2010 she was chosen for the Manhattan School of Music’s vocal program and studied privately with world-renowned opera singer Mignon Dunn.  Prior to her Peace Corps experience she worked as assistant choral director at Northstar Christian Center in Columbia, SC, and sang with the Lexington County Choral Society in that city.  She was guest artist for a benefit concert raising awareness for multiple sclerosis and, locally, she has been a guest soloist with The Highland Camerata.  She is currently a member of that group. She looks forward to sharing the wonderful world of music with her students.

 

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Jacob Rivenbark- Algebra

Mr. Rivenbark was born in Sumter, South Carolina but grew up in Botetourt, Virginia. He attended Lord Botetourt High School where he graduated in 2014. He attended Emory & Henry College where he was a member of the football team for two years, but due to illness and injuries had his career cut a little short. He graduated in 2018 receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics. Mr. Rivenbark began his teaching and coaching career at Galax High School in 2018.

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