Ms. Candid Washington, Secretary/Registrar
Mrs. Nola Carey, Bookkeeper
Mr. Anthony Stevenson, Security Officer
Mrs. Gwendolyn Murphy, School Nurse
Mrs. Mary Johnson, School Counselor
Mrs. Phyllis Cross, Cafeteria Manager
Mrs. Vanessa Evans
Ms. Nancy Overton
Mr. Quentin Jones, Lead Custodian
Mrs. Carolyn Lane
Mrs. Jillian Johnson
Mr. Glenn Ward
Mr. Ruffin H. Savedge, Supervisor
Mr. James Ellis
Mr. Carey Pierce
Mr. Ben Pierce
Division Staff Housed at SCHS:
Ms. Bertha Thomas
Supervisor of Transportation
Mr. David Trombley
Director of Operations & Procurement
Mrs. Stephanie Johnson
Mrs. LaTasha Wooden, School Social Worker
Mr. Derek Sower, ITRT
Ms. Courtney J. Ward
It is with great honor and excitement that I serve as Principal of Surry County High School! After serving in the role of Assistant Principal at the high school for the past two years, I am excited to continue my leadership with the Mighty Cougars. I hold a M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University and a B.A. in Sociology from University of Maryland, College Park. I have 15 years' experience as an educator in the roles of teacher leader, coach, and administrator in the states of Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, and Illinois. It has truly been my pleasure to learn and grow in Surry County and I believe it is true what everyone says - SURRY IS SOMETHING SPECIAL!
As principal, I seek to foster a positive learning environment that invests students in challenging, meaningful work and instills in students the grit and tenacity it takes to be successful in whatever life path they choose. I believe education is the key to unlocking the freedom to choose how you want to live your life. My hope is for each student at Surry County High School to have the opportunity to gain that freedom.
Assistant Principal and Athletic Director
Mr. James E. Pope
It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that I serve in my new capacity as your new Assistant Principal. I am honored to serve Surry County Public Schools in my new capacity. I am committed to working in partnership with Ms. Ward, the staff, students, and families to provide a safe, healthy learning environment that prepares all students to be competitive and productive citizens in a highly technical and global society.
I am currently in my sixteenth year in education; eleven years here in Surry County and four years in Norfolk Public Schools at Norview High School. I spent ten years in the classroom as a Health and Physical Education teacher before moving into the role as Athletic Director. In addition to teaching, I really enjoyed coaching football and basketball. Of course, the pinnacle of my coaching career was in 2019 when our Cougars won the VHSL Class 1 Boys State Championship and being named Coach of the Year. As your new assistant principal, my vison is to establish and maintain a rapport with each family to continue to increase our parental involvement. Research has shown a connection between parental involvement and student achievement. Our children are the future and it takes all stakeholders to be actively involved in the educational process.