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Directory: A-Z 

Mr. Kim Gillespie - Health and PE

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Mr. Larry Spangler: Member

larryspangler@galaxschools.us

Category:School Board
Mr. Mark Dixon - APEX

Category:Co-Teachers
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Mr. Raymond Kohl: Chairman

raymondkohl@galaxschools.us

Category:School Board
Mr. Ronald Mankins

Ronald Mankins is a lifelong resident of Carroll County and currently resides with his wife (Angela) and son (Hunter) in his hometown of Cana. Ronald graduated from Carroll County High School in 1997 and earned a Bachelor’s of Art in Finance and Economics from King College in 2001. After a brief stint in the banking field, Ronald decided that his interests lie in working with today’s youth.

Ronald’s first three years of public education were in Carroll County where he worked to achieve certification in business education. After transferring over to Galax City Schools in 2005, Ronald pursued an additional degree and received his Masters of Science in Education in December of 2008.

Ronald currently works with fifth and seventh grade students and enjoys the pace and flow of the middle school. His favorite aspect of teaching is watching students gain the confidence to accomplish things they never realized they had the ability to do.

Category:Co-Teachers
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Mr. Shane Allen  CCEC Middle School

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Mrs. Amanda Evans

Amanda Evans is a 2004 graduate of Grayson County High School. She went on to Radford University to earn her Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Special Education. After graduating from Radford in 2010, Amanda worked at Galax Elementary School as a paraprofessional and was later hired as an elementary school teacher. She taught third grade her first year and has taught two years in Pre-Kindergarten. She is currently teaching Kindergarten.

Category:Kindergarten
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Mrs. Amanda Mitchell

Mrs. Mitchell is originally from Pulaski, VA.  She graduated from Pulaski County High School in 1994.  She attended Radford University and received a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in 1998.  She began working at Galax Elementary School in 2000 as a third grade teacher.  Later, she earned a Master of Arts in Reading from Emory and Henry in 2003.  She taught third grade for eight years, and she also taught second grade, worked as a reading specialist.  Mrs. Mitchell is currently working as a Pre-k teacher at Galax Elementary School.

Category:Pre-School
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Mrs. Angela Mankins - English 8

Hi, I’m Angela Mankins. I am a native of Carroll County, although I attended Grayson County High School where I graduated in 1998. I furthered my education at Emory and Henry College with a major in education and a minor in English. In 2002, upon my graduation from Emory, I was hired by the Galax City School district. I began my teaching career twelve years ago with 9th grade and have since taught 12th and 10th grade along with an SAT prep class. I was also privileged to be the cheerleading coach for ten years. I currently teach English 8 and look forward to another exciting, rewarding year in the profession I love so much. Go Tide!

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Mrs. Angie Leonard- Math 7 and Geometry

Mrs. Leonard grew up in Carroll County, Virginia where she graduated from Carroll County High School.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Virginia Intermont College and a Master's degree in Special Education from Old Dominion University; however, because of her passion for mathematics education, Mrs. Leonard pursued and obtained her endorsement to teach middle school math.

 

 

Mrs. Leonard began her teaching career at Grayson County Public School’s Independence Elementary in 2001 as a Special Education teacher. In 2005, she was hired as a special education teacher at Galax High School. While at Galax High School, she primarily co-taught in the inclusion math settings which included such classes as Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Algebra Functions and Data Analysis, and Computer Math. Mrs. Leonard presently teaches seventh grade math at Galax Middle School.

Category:7th Grade
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Ashton Hall

Ashton Hall is a native of Fancy Gap, Virginia. In 2010, she graduated from Wytheville Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.

Nurse Hall brings with her five years of nursing experience. Her previous work experience includes three years in the Medical/Surgical Department at Twin County Regional Hospital, one year at Twin County Orthopedics, and one year on the Women’s Health Unit at Twin County Regional Hospital. Her spark in nursing began when she was a preteen. She would often give her Grandfather insulin injections and assist with his meals.

Nurse Hall is family oriented. She enjoys family vacations with her Husband and two sons, reading, and cooking.

Nurse Hall looks forward to working with the students, parents, faculty, and staff at Galax Middle School.

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Mrs. Babette Nuckolls - Earth Science

 Babette Nuckolls, Earth Science teacher and science department chairperson, attended Galax City Public Schools from the second grade until her graduation from Galax High School in 1982. She attended Lees-McRae College (A.S. Science, '84) and Emory and Henry College (B.A. in Biology and Secondary Education, '87) and received her Masters of Sport Science in Sports Medicine in 1992 from the United States Sports Academy. She taught for the first 17 years of her career in Grayson County, VA before coming home to Galax in 2004. She is married to Clark Nuckolls; they have two sons: Denver, a student in music technology/percussion performance at Virginia Tech  and Evan, still a student in  Galax City Public Schools.

"I really enjoy my job and teaching my "school babies", but more than that I love the fact that my own children have been a part of our very diverse and culturally rich school community. They are learning from a group of talented and creative teachers who are passionate about their profession... what more could a parent hope for?"

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Mrs. Becky Ward - Bookkeeper


 

  

Category:Office Staff
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Mrs. Beth Smith English 9

 

                Mrs. Smith graduated from Carroll County High School in 1989. She began her college career at Wytheville Community College and transferred to Radford University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in English in 1993. She returned to Radford University the following year in order to complete post-graduate studies which would allow her to teach middle school. Her Master’s in Education with endorsement in TESOL was earned from Regent University.

 

            Her teaching career began for Carroll County Public Schools. In her 19 ½ year tenure there, she instructed students in English 8-12. While employed by Carroll County, she sponsored the school newspaper, AASIS, the National Junior Honor Society, and the National Honor Society. She also coached the forensics team. Her next teaching position was at Fort Chiswell High School. Her teaching responsibilities consisted of instruction in English 9-12, yearbook, and forensics. She was named Fort Chiswell High School Teacher of the Year for the 2015-2016 school year. She joins Galax High School this year as the ninth-grade English teacher. 

 

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Mrs. Brooks Edwards

Mrs. Edwards, a Galax native, graduated from Galax City Public Schoo​ls ​and Emory and Henry College, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary English.  She taught pre-school, first grade, and second grade before joining fourth grade​.

She and her husband Kevin, have three children, Peyton, Emily, and Clay.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends and reading.  

Category:4th Grade
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Mrs. Cathy Parks - English/Reading

Mrs. Parks grew up in the twin county area and graduated from Independence High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Early/Middle Education from Radford University in 1990. She taught Eighth Grade English and Art 8 at Independence Middle School for ten years. In 2000, she began her teaching career at Galax Middle School as the art teacher. Two years later, she became the Sixth Grade Language Arts teacher.

Mrs. Parks is a strong believer in lifelong learning. Over the years, she has earned her Master of Art in Education degree in Reading from Emory & Henry College and has completed additional coursework at Radford University, earning her the Administration K-12 endorsement. She also holds endorsements in middle school social studies, middle school math, and Algebra I.

When she is not in school, she enjoys spending time hiking and traveling with her husband, Marty, and two sons, Trevor and Graham.

Category:6th Grade
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Mrs. Chance Lawrence

Chance Lawrence grew up in Elk Creek, Virginia and graduated from Grayson County High School in 2005. She attended Radford University to earn her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with concentrations in Special Education and English in 2009. Chance spent the first six years of her career teaching first and third grade in Grayson County. She is very excited to begin a new teaching adventure with Galax City Schools!

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Mrs. Chenoa Montgomery

Mrs. Montgomery is a 2001 graduate from Carroll County High School.  She knew from an early age she wanted to be a teacher. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Ashworth College and a Master of Art in Teaching K-8 from Western Governors University.  Before starting her career in education, Mrs. Montgomery had the important job of a stay-at-home mom to her son, Thomas, and daughter, Alexis.  She began her career at Mount Airy Middle School in special education before joining the GES family.

 

“My goal is to make learning fun and put a smile on students’ faces!”

 

Category:3rd Grade
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Mrs. Crystal Whisenhunt

Mrs. Whisenhunt is a native of Galax. She graduated from Galax High School and continued her education at Emory and Henry College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. After 15 years in the Grayson County School System, she is thrilled to join the GES community.

Category:Kindergarten
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