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Mr. Derrick Spence- Director of Testing/CTE/Technology

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Mr. Spence, a native of Hillsville, Virginia, graduated from Carroll County High School and went on to study Music Education at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.  After graduating with his Bachelor’s from ASU, he studied Educational Leadership at Radford University were he received a Master’s of Science. Mr. Spence is currently completing work in the Virginia Tech Doctoral Program for Educational Leadership.

Before coming to Galax, Mr. Spence worked in the Wythe County School System as band director of George Wythe High School for seven years.  During that time, he also served as administrative assistant at Scott Memorial Middle School in Wytheville.

“I enjoy working with kids, their parents, and teachers.  And I enjoy watching kids grow up and helping them learn how to make good decisions.  I wanted to make a positive contribution to the community in which I live, this is why I came to Galax;” said Spence.

Spence served as GHS assistant principal for 1 year, GMS assistant principal for 5 years, GMS principal for 3 years, and is currently the division director of testing/cte/technology.