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Henry County Schools name Bocock PGSMST Director

HENRY COUNTY – Henry County Public Schools educator Joshua Bocock is the new director of Piedmont Governor’s School for Mathematics, Science, and Technology.

Bocock, who has served as an administrator at Bassett High School since 2017, will assume the director’s role.

“I am honored to be appointed as the next Director of the Piedmont Governor's School. I look forward to collaborating with all of the Governor's School staff, students and families as we work together to provide a rigorous academic experience for all students which will help them achieve their academic and career goals.”

Serving students as a Social Studies teacher, curriculum coordinator and assistant principal since 2006, Bocock has a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, a Master’s degree in Teaching, and a Certificate of Educational Leadership from James Madison University. 

The new director hopes to work with staff to continue to uphold the high academic standards of the Governor's School program, increase the visibility of the program, and reach out to build community partnerships to facilitate collaboration with teachers and students as they continue to enhance student learning.

Piedmont Governor’s School governing board member and Pittsylvania County Public Schools superintendent Dr. Mark Jones said, “On behalf of the Superintendent's Executive Committee of the Piedmont Governor's School for Mathematics, Science and Technology (PGSMST), we are pleased to have Josh Bocock as the new Director of PGSMST. He rose to the top of an excellent pool of applicants that included several outstanding sitting principals.  He has a strong educational background and brings a wealth of experience in curriculum development, instructional program enhancement, and school administration.  We look forward to his leadership in moving the program forward.”

Piedmont Governor’s School serves students in grades 11 and 12 from Danville City, Henry County, Martinsville City, and Pittsylvania County schools.

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