Adult Education

We strive to be the premier provider of Adult Education services to the citizens of our community by using credentialed personnel and instructional excellence to meet or exceed program goals and performance.

Lynn Fitzgibbons
Adult Education Coordinator
Phone: (276) 638-1668

Curriculum & Instruction

The Henry County School Division's Curriculum and Instruction Department is responsible for coordinating the curriculum and instruction program Pre-K - 12. Curriculum is essentially a road map for learning and focuses on knowledge and skills that are important to learn. Instruction is the means by which that learning will be achieved. We provide curriculum and instructional support for administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, students and parents.

Sandy Strayer
Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
Phone: (276) 634-4758

Energy Education

We are responsible for engaging all division employees and students to conserve energy and natural resources. Our mission is to minimize energy consumption in order to maximize funds available for use in the classroom, while maintaining a healthy and comfortable learning environment.

Ken Adkins
Energy Education Manager
Phone: (276) 666-2404


The finance department is responsible for the accounting services of the school division, payroll processing, preparation of the annual budget, procurement processing, annual audits, support group organization relations, management of grant reimbursements and financial records, while adhering to all fiscal management policies adopted by the Henry County School Board and by Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP).

Dawn Lawson
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (276) 634-4710

Human Resources

We plan, direct, and coordinate human resource management activities of an organization to maximize the strategic use of human resources and maintain functions such as employee compensation, recruitment, personnel policies, and regulatory compliance. We are a resource for our most important asset, our employees.

Christy Landon
Director of Human Resources
Phone: (276) 634-4707

William Bullins
Assistant Superintendent of Operations and Administrative Services
Phone: (276) 634-4741

Maintenance & Facilities

We are responsible for maintenance, planning and construction of facilities and executive management of Pupil Transportation and School Nutrition. Our mission is to provide a healthy, safe, comfortable and accessible learning environment for our children.

Keith Scott
Director of Facilities Maintenance 
Phone: (276) 666-2404

William Bullins
Assistant Superintendent of Operations and Administrative Services
Phone: (276) 634-4741

Preschool Program

We provide a high quality early childhood program for four-year-old children. We process all preschool applications, screen children, and develop home-school partnerships by conducting parent workshops and home visits. The preschool curriculum is based on Virginia's Foundation Blocks for Early Learning and the High/Scope Educational Approach. The curriculum addresses the intellectual, social, emotional and physical needs of four-year-olds by providing a variety of developmentally appropriate active learning experiences. Our goal is to ensure that preschool children are successfully prepared to enter kindergarten.

Denise Fultz
Elementary Curriculum Coordinator
Phone: (276) 634-4716

Public Information, Community Outreach, and Volunteer Services

We are responsible for promoting Henry County Public Schools and the many accomplishments of our students, faculty, and staff by working with media outlets (print and broadcast). We also work with organizations from the community to coordinate opportunities to work together and provide assistance to individuals interested in volunteering in our schools.

Monica Hatchett
Director of Communications and Organizational Learning
Phone: (276) 634-4766

Pupil Transportation

Our mission is to provide safe, courteous transportation for the students of Henry County Public Schools.

Tim Fulcher
Lead Supervisor for Transportation
Phone: (276) 647-3704

William Bullins
Assistant Superintendent of Operations and Administrative Services
Phone: (276) 634-4741


We organize and maintain the division's records and assist the community-at-large in the delivery of those records per each request.

Request for School Transcripts Form 

Eva Wade
Records Manager
Phone: (276) 650-5131
Fax: (276) 650-5130

School Health & Nursing

Henry County School Nurses strive to implement and improve the health and educational success of our students. We work with organizations throughout the community to increase awareness of health-related issues to parents, students and county residents.

Sherry Vestal
School Health and Nursing Coordinator
Phone: (276) 634-4753

School Nutrition

The Mission of our School Nutrition Programs is to provide students of all ages with good nutrition by offering a wide variety of healthy, appetizing food choices in a friendly, supportive environment in order to enhance our students' abilities to learn and grow in the classroom.

We are responsible for providing nutritionally balanced, low cost or free breakfasts and lunches to students each school day through participation in the federally funded School Breakfast Program (SBP) and National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

We are also available for a wide variety of catered events within the school community and beyond.

Marci Lexa
Director of Nutrition
Phone: (276) 638-1159

Special Education

The Henry County Special Education Department works collectively with the parents, the school and the community to identify and provide to each eligible special education student an individualized education plan (IEP) to address his/her specific disability in order to receive a free appropriate public education. We advocate for the rights of children with disabilities and offer programs to address literacy and self actualization. The Henry County Special Education Department is comprised of a team of qualified professionals at both the school and central office level who are dedicated to supporting the educational needs of our special education students.

Emily Roop
Director of Special Education and Related Services
Phone: (276) 634-4719

Student Services

Student Services strives to effectively communicate to all stakeholders Henry County Public Schools' policies, procedures, and data regarding safety, order, and discipline. We work collaboratively with school administrators, School Resource Officers, parents, and community organizations to promote a safe environment in our schools that is conducive to learning. Our department assists all stakeholders with homeschooling, homebound instruction, alternative education programs, attendance, and discipline.

David Scott
Director of Student Support Services
Phone: (276) 634-4735


The Superintendent of Henry County Public Schools is Dr. Jared A. Cotton. Dr. Cotton manages the school division by providing strong leadership, modeling shared decision-making, and promoting open and honest communication. Dr. Cotton, a hands-on leader, recognizes that each person brings special gifts and talents to the team that must be honored and developed to achieve greatness.

Dr. Jared A. Cotton, Superintendent
Phone: (276) 634-4711


We provide digital support for our students, staff and parents by supplying and maintaining various forms of emerging technology. We support a wireless laptop for each teacher and sets of wireless laptops at each school. We support a wireless wide area network linked by microwave frequency to each building through a tower or mast at each location. The division's technology surrounds our students from the moment they step on a bus, arrive at school; walk down the halls to the classroom by wireless access points; go through digital lunch lines; go to networked libraries; or as they go to their high-tech classrooms.
The technology department maintains a safe and secure digital environment which allows students and staff to search the World Wide Web and move forward in the 21st century.

Teh-Way Lee
Director of Information Technology
Phone: (276) 634-4777

Testing/Data Analysis

The Department of Testing/Data Analysis:

  • Coordinates the implementation of the state testing system by serving as liaison to the state, test companies, other schools divisions, and to the departments and schools within the school division on matters related to assessment
  • Coordinates and assists in the interpretation of the federal guidelines for NCLB to ensure necessary preparations for test administration and proper analysis of test results
  • Provides training to administrators and school testing coordinators in proper test administration and test security protocols
  • Maintains security of testing materials and implement policies and practices to prevent potential breaches in security
  • Coordinates, develops, and prepares training materials for each test administration.

Lisa Millner
Director of Assessment and Accountability
Phone: (276) 634-4761