About Prince George County

Mission

Prince George County Public Schools, in partnership with parents and the community, will provide a meaningful and challenging educational program in a safe environment that prepares all students for post-secondary education and the workforce and to be responsible citizens in a global society.

Strategic Goal

To provide students with the knowledge and skills to exceed state, national and international standards.


Prince George County is located 25 miles southeast of Richmond, the state capital. Bordered on the north by the James River and the City of Hopewell and on the west by the Appomattox River and the City of Petersburg, the county played an important role in the Civil War. Appomattox Manor served as the headquarters for General Ulysses Grant. Major battles were fought at the site of today’s Petersburg National Park. 

The county is just two hours from the nation’s capital and thirty minutes from Richmond’s fine museums, sports and restaurants. Within a two hour drive are the famed Blue Ridge Mountains and the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Colonial Williamsburg, plantation homes and Civil War battlefields are an hour away. 

Ft. Lee, a military installation which serves as the site of the Quartermaster school and provides administrative and logistical support to the Army, is located in Prince George. Children living on post are served by the county school division. 

Several colleges and universities are located within a 60 mile radius of the county. Richard Bland is a two-year affiliate of the College of William and Mary and offers associate degrees in business, arts and science. Two community colleges, John Tyler and J. Sargeant Reynolds, offer a range of one and two year programs. The University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, the College of William and Mary, Virginia Union University, Randolph-Macon College and Virginia State University offer a wide range of four year programs as well as advanced degrees.  

District Accomplishments

District Teacher Of The Year Recipients

  • Lori W. Poythress – J.E.J. Moore Middle School (2005)
  • Richard Watson – N.B. Clements Junior School (2006)
  • Nathaniel Mae, Jr. – North Elementary (2007)
  • Mattie Thweatt – Prince George Education Center (2008)
  • Tess J. Watkins-Short – J.E.J. Moore Middle School (2009)
  • Virginia L. Melton – L.L. Beazley Elementary School (2010)
  • Polly Williamson – Prince George High School (2011)
  • Pam Alley – Prince George High School (2012)
  • Leon "Buddy" Darby - Prince George High School (2013)
  • Anne Baron - Harrison Elementary (2014)
  • Kathryn Milton - W.A. Walton Elementary School (2015)
  • Louise Thornton - Prince George High School (2016)

Support Employee of the Year

  • Bryan Griffin – Prince George High School (2011)
  • Sherri Smith - J.E.J. Moore Middle School (2012)
  • Betsy Drewy - Director of Finance (2013)
  • Jessie Carmichael - Prince George High School (2014)
  • Shirl Saunders - Transportation (2015)

National Board Certified Teacher

  • Yvonne Kunkel – 2005 Early Education NK-4 and Middle Education Grades 4-8
  • Tami L. Bowman – 2008 Early & Middle Childhood/Art
  • Wanda E. Gilbert – 2008 Early Adolescence Through Young Adulthood/Physical Education
  • Kelly L. Peregoy – 2009 Early Adolescence/Science
  • Ellen D. Walthall – 2009 Early & Middle Childhood/Literacy: Reading-Language
  • Catherine Sirles Prince George County Schools National Board Certified 2011 Generalist/Middle Childhood

Annual Outstanding Alumni Award

  • Brent A. Rusnak, D.D.S. Rusnak Family & Aesthetic Dentistry & Orthodontics 2010

Corporate Sponsors

  • Walmart 2017
  • Big Lots 2017
  • Perdue Farms, Inc. 2016
  • Prince George Electric Cooperative 2016
  • Container First Services 2016
  • Wal-Mart Distribution Center 2016
  • Prince George Electric Cooperative 2015
  • Walmart Distribution Center 2015
  • Fort Lee Federal Credit Union 2014
  • Melvin L. Davis Oil Company 2013-14
  • Prince George Electric Cooperative 2014
  • Perdue Farms Incorporated – 2012
  • Prince George Electric Cooperative - 2012
  • Davis Oil Company / Exxonmobil 2011-12
  • OfficeMax 2011-12
  • Cubic Application Inc. 2009-11
  • Prince George Farm Bureau 2009-11
  • John Randolph Medical Center Auxiliary 2010-11
  • Container First Services 2010-11
  • Rolls Royce Crosspointe, LLC 2010-11
  • Invincia Insurance Solutions 2010-11
  • Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation 2010-11
  • Davis Oil Company 2010-11
  • Walmart Distribution Center 2011-12

Business/State/National Awards

  • Chris Waugaman 
  • Lowell Milken Center Fellowship 2012
  • Charlene Hebert
  • CDWG Win-A-Wireless Lab Sweepstakes 2012
  • Fredriqcue Fields
  • “A Day Made Better” Award (Given through OfficeMax) 2011
  • Margo Beverly, Roy Binger, Jason Chandler
  • Teacher Rewards Program (Given through Wal-Mart Distribution) 2011
  • George Fohl, Jamie Gilliam, Shawn Holt, Mary Lowder
  • Teacher Rewards Program (Given through Wal-Mart Distribution) 2011
  • Tameka Mason, Joan Waymack, Ronald Welch
  • Teacher Rewards Program (Given through Wal-Mart Distribution) 2011
  • Sherri Jones 
  • Southside Virginia Technology Consortium Teacher Technology Award 2007-08
  • Liza Schmieder
  • American Chemical Society, Virginia Section Distinguished High School Chemistry Teacher 2007-08
  • Randy Bullock
  • Charles Cimo
  • Liza Schmieder
  • State Award of Outstanding Contributions to Career & Technical Education “Biodiesel Fuel: An Economic & Environmentally Friendly Alternative” 2007-08
  • Cheryl Perkins 
  • Excellence in Education Award 2008
  • Roxie Crawford 
  • Sam’s Club Teacher of the Year 2008-09
  • Adrienne Seitz
  • Wal-Mart Distribution Center Teacher of the Year 2008-09
  • James L. Ruffa, II
  • Outstanding Earth Science Teacher of the Year National Association of Geoscience Teachers (Eastern Section) 2009
  • Polly Williamson
  • Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium Teacher of the Year 2009-10
  • Beth Andersen
  • Tri-Cities Outstanding Educator of the Year (Given through the John Randolph Foundation) 2009-10
  • Chris L. Waugaman
  • Certified Journalism Educator Award (Given through The Journalism Education Association) 2011
  • Anthoni Bobeau
  • Best Technician Competition Third Place - State of Virginia 2011
  • Carl Fleming 
  • Tri-Cities Outstanding Educator of the Year (Given through the John Randolph Foundation) 2010-11
  • Chris Waugaman 
  • Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Distinguished Advisor of the Year 2011
  • Fredrique Fields 
  • "A Day Made Better" Award (Given through Office Max) 2011
  • Margo Poulos, Roy Binger, Jason Chandler
  • Teacher Rewards Program (Given through Wal-Mart Distribution) 2011
  • George Fohl, Jamie Gilliam, Shawn Holt, Mary Lowder
  • Teacher Rewards Program (Given through Wal-Mart Distribution) 2011
  • Tameka Mason, Joan Waymack, Ronald Welch
  • Teacher Rewards Program (Given through Wal-Mart Distribution) 2011
  • Charlene Hebert
  • CDW-G Win-A-Wireless Lab Sweepstakes 2012
  • Chris Waugaman 
  • Lowell Milliken Center Fellowship 2012
  • Sandy Nicol
  • American Chemistry Society Grant 2012
  • Stephanie Bishop
  • Lowell Milliken Discovery Award 2012
  • Stephanie Poe
  • Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium Instructional Support Person of the Year 2012-13
  • Keeli Comrie
  • Tri-Cities Outstanding Educator of the Year (Given through the John Randolph Foundation) 2013
  • Chris Waugaman
  • Lowell Milken Discovery Award
  • 2013
  • Chris Waugaman
  • Dow Jones News Fund High School Journalism Teacher of the Year
  • 2014