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Henry County Superintendent will retire in July

Dr. Sandy Strayer

HENRY COUNTY, VA – Henry County Public Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Sandy Strayer will retire after 31 years as an educator.

Dr. Strayer will retire on July 1 to focus more time on her family, according to a press release from the school district.

She plans to pursue avenues to continue to support her community and education.

“It has been a privilege to serve as part of the school system in Henry County. I am forever grateful for the opportunities and experiences I have had as an educator in our community over the years and for the support and collaboration provided by so many colleagues and community members,” said Strayer.

A graduate of Drewry Mason High School, Strayer joined HCPS in 1992 as a teacher at Bassett High School.

She served as principal, assistant principal, director of secondary instruction and career and technical education, director of K-12 instruction, assistant superintendent of teaching and learning, assistant superintendent of operations and administration

She served as acting superintendent from July to November in 2018, when she was named to the superintendent role.

“I feel blessed to have worked with so many extraordinary people - many who have provided motivation for the work I have been privileged to lead. The students, staff, parents, community members, and school board have enriched my life and these relationships will continue to be of great value to me,” Strayer added.

The school board will begin a search for the next superintendent soon.

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