Our Principal

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Deborah Powell, Principal
EMAIL: deborah.powell@pcs.k12.va.us

Deborah Powell is currently the principal of the STEM Academy, Alternative School and the Academy of Engineering and Technology (AET). She also serves as the re-enrollment coordinator, supervises the Family Life Program, and grant administrator for 21st Century Community Learning Center grant for Pittsylvania County. Ms. Powell has over twenty years of experience working with adolescent students. She has served as a biology teacher, assistant principal and principal at the high school level. She is a proud graduate of Saint Paul’s College and Virginia Tech.

EDUCATION:

  • Master of Arts in Education: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies - Virginia Tech 2000
  • Graduate Hours of Work at: Ohio State University, Clemson University, University of South Carolina, and Ferrum College
  • Bachelor of Science in Education: Biology - Saint Paul’s College 1985
  • High School Diploma - Franklin County High School 1981

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • STEM Academy / Alternative School and AET - Principal - July 2014 - present
  • Regional Alternative School - Principal -July 2008 - 2014
  • Gretna High School - Principal - July 2003 - June 2008
  • Gretna High School - Assistant Principal - July 2000-June 2003
  • Albert Harris Intermediate School - Administrative Intern ‘99
  • Martinsville High School - Biology Teacher - Aug. ’96 - ‘99
  • South Aiken High School - Biology Teacher - Aug. ’93 - ‘96
  • Franklin County High School - Biology Teacher - June ’87-‘93.