Mrs. Amy Hairston
Assistant Principal / 7th Grade Administrator
SPED & Exploratories
(276) 632-7216 office
(276) 632-4865 fax
Currently, I am an assistant principal at Laurel Park Middle School. I work with all students and faculty; however, I work closely with seventh grade students and staff, exploratory staff, and special education. I have a love for horticulture and agriculture, along with the Arts. I am passionate about building relationships with students and teaching that no matter the obstacle, you can be resilient and thrive. It is imperative that students have the critical thinking skills to be able to develop "Plan B" when "Plan A" fizzles out.I am a life-long resident of Henry County. I am married to a wonderful husband and am blessed with two incredible step-children.I graduated from Bassett High School. I have a B.S. in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. I am licensed to teach Special Education ED/LD K-12. I received my M.S. from Radford University in Educational Leadership.Prior to educational jobs, I worked as a pharmaceutical technician, retail management, and sales. I have been employed with Henry County Public Schools since 2000. I taught special education students at a middle school for three years before transitioning to Central Office. At the Central Office level, I worked in the special education department as an educational diagnostician. Upon completing my educational leadership degree, I transitioned to student services, where I worked for ten years.
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."