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School board names new assistant principals, supervisor of performing arts

The Roanoke County School Board has selected three new assistant principals and one supervisor of performing arts for the district, effective July 1.

Tyler Brown, current dean of students and athletic director at Glenvar High School, has been named as the new assistant principal for GHS.  Brown first joined Roanoke County Public Schools in 2012 as a teacher at Northside High School.  In 2017, he became a teacher at Glenvar High School and was named the school’s dean of students in 2019.  Earlier this year, Brown took over the role of athletic director following the passing of Richard McElwee earlier this school year.  Brown holds a bachelor’s degree from Ferrum College, a master’s degree in teaching from Mary Baldwin University and a certification in school administration from James Madison University.

Nina Rushing has been selected as the new assistant principal at Glenvar Elementary School and Fort Lewis Elementary School.  Rushing joins Roanoke County Public Schools following 19 years teaching at elementary schools in Norfolk City, Roanoke City and Botetourt County.

Rushing holds a bachelor’s degree from UNC-Wilmington, an elementary teacher licensure from Old Dominion University, a master’s degree in education from the University of Virginia and a certification in educational leadership from James Madison University.

Conner Hill has been named the new assistant principal at W.E. Cundiff Elementary School.  Hill comes to Roanoke County Public Schools with eight years of teaching experience in Botetourt County, mostly at the elementary school level.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from Roanoke College and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Virginia Tech.

The board also named Rick Elliott as the new supervisor of performing arts.  Elliott, who had retired last year following a long career as the band director at Hidden Valley Middle School, came back in an interim capacity to serve this year as the supervisor of performing arts and now will come out of retirement to serve in a more permanent role.

“We are very fortunate to have so many outstanding leaders in our district and I’m pleased we are welcoming two new leaders to our school district,” said Dr. Ken Nicely, superintendent of Roanoke County Public Schools.