Hello and welcome to my webpage. My name is Ann Marie Nelin and I am the Principal of Surry Elementary School. I have been a teacher at Surry Elementary School since 1990, and an administrator since 2008. I am excited to work collaboratively with my staff to promote student achievement. From 2003 to 2007, I served as the Instructional Support Team (IST) teacher. As an IST facilitator, my responsibilities were to assist team members in addressing instructional needs and provide professional development in math, reading, writing, and student behavior management. I also provided consultation to teachers and assisted them in charting student baseline behavior and growth. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from William Smith College in Geneva, New York, a Master of Arts in Education from the College of William & Mary, and a Masters in Education in Administration and Supervision K-12 from the College of William & Mary.
As the principal of Surry Elementary School, student achievement is my main focus. I will continually strive to attain, maintain and sustain excellence at Surry Elementary School and will support the faculty and staff in achieving the following goals for this school year:
• Analyze data to make decisions that impact student learning
• Work effectively with the school community to advance student learning and form community partnerships
• Provide a safe environment conducive to learning
• Work collaboratively with staff, students and parents to reduce disciplinary referrals
I am excited about the year ahead of us. If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me at (757) 267-2558.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are endless.
~ Mother Teresa
You had the Power all along, my dear. ~ Glinda, The Good Witch
I am truly honored to greet you as the Assistant Principal of Surry Elementary School. I have been a part of the Surry School community since 2006! As a teacher at Luther Porter Jackson Middle School, I learned that “Surry is something special”. I am excited to continue to serve the students in Surry county and to partner with you to provide meaningful learning experiences for our Cougar Cubs.
I am a native of neighboring, Southampton County and have degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University, Cambridge College, and Liberty University. I believe in lifelong learning and hope to foster that belief to others. I aim to develop creative, critical thinkers that will take us to the next level in society. Thank you for entrusting your Cougar Cubs to us, we will work hard to enable every child to discover his or her own unique gifts and talents.
As always if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at school.
Sincerely, Natasha Myrick