HENRY COUNTY – The School Board of Henry County appointed Sandy Strayer, Acting Superintendent, as the school division’s Superintendent during its monthly meeting Thursday with a contract that runs through 2022.
“I am grateful to accept the honor of serving the students, staff, and families of Henry County as Superintendent,” said Strayer, adding, “our partnership and collaboration in supporting our students as they strive for excellence will continue to ensure that the graduates of Henry County Public Schools are prepared to positively impact their world.”
Strayer’s contract stipulates that her salary will be $135,000.00, effective immediately, and will increase 1 present annually for the duration of the contract.
A graduate of Drewry Mason High School, Strayer joined HCPS in 1992 as a teacher at Bassett High School and remained there until 2001. She served as assistant principal at Fieldale-Collinsville High School from 2001-2004 and was assistant principal at Bassett High School during the 2004-2005 school year.
In 2005, she became principal at Collinsville Primary School and remained there until 2010, when she became director of secondary instruction and career and technical education, a position she held for three years before moving into the role of director of K-12 instruction. In 2014, she was named Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning and she became the division’s Assistant Superintendent of Operations & Administrative Services in 2017.
“Our Board is pleased to have Mrs. Strayer continue to passionately advocate for the students of our community. Her leadership will continue to inspire each of us to live out our core values and to put students first in all we do,” said Dr. Joe DeVault, School Board Chairman.
Strayer earned an education specialist degree in administration from the University of Virginia; a master’s degree in professional studies from George Mason University; and a bachelor’s degree from Radford University. She holds a division superintendent license from the Virginia Department of Education as well as a postgraduate professional license in administration and supervision PreK-12, theater arts PreK-12, and history and social sciences.