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Board Member Bio – Mr. Brent Richey (D-1)

Supervisor Brent Richey

District 1

Mr. Brent Richey
281 Granite Hall Drive
Boydton, VA 23917
Phone:  434-689-2698

I have worked at Southside Virginia Community College since 1991 where I am currently an Associate Professor of Mathematics on the Christanna Campus in Alberta, Virginia. I have lived in Mecklenburg County since 1996 and I reside in the Palmer Springs area with my wife Kimberly and our three children, Luke, Rachel and Libby who all attend Mecklenburg County Public Schools. I was elected to represent the first district of Mecklenburg County in November 2015.

Board Member Bio – Mr. Dale Sturdifen (D-2)

Board Member Dale Sturdifen

District 2

Mr. Dale Sturdifen
129 W. Academy Lane
Chase City, VA 23924
Phone: (434) 210-0848

Dale Sturdifen is a resident of Chase City VA. He is a 1997 graduate of Saint Leo College with a major in Criminology and a minor in Psychology He was elected to his first term as School Board Member in 2011. Dale Sturdifen is a Marine Corps veteran and currently a small business owner of SturdifenFarms LLC.

Board Member Bio – Mrs. Wanda Bailey (D-3)

Board Member Wanda Bailey

District 3

Mrs. Wanda Bailey
349 Great Creek Drive
Bracey, VA 23919
Phone:  434-636-5085

Wanda is the wife of Dr. Paul Bailey and the mother of 6 children who have or are being served by Mecklenburg County Public Schools. She graduated from Averett College in 1984 with a major in Biology/Chemistry and minor in Mathematics. She has worked in the pharmaceutical industry with Fisons Pharmaceuticals and Glaxo Pharmaceuticals as a sales representative. She is a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church in Blackridge, VA. Wanda currently serves the MCPS Board on the Capital Improvement Committee and as Chairman of the Finance Committee.

Board Member Bio – Mr. Lindell Palmer (D-4)

Board Member Lindell Palmer

District 4

Mr. Lindell Palmer
316 Smith Cross Roads
South Hill, VA 23970
Phone: (434) 447-7254

Lindell Palmer received his Master of Education degree in 1977 from Virginia State University in Educational Administration and Supervision.  He is a retired Administrator with 39 years of experience with the Mecklenburg County Public Schools and 4 years of experience with the North Carolina Public School System. Lindell lives in South Hill  with his wife Earlene H. Palmer.  They have 2 sons; Lindell Jr.,  who teaches AP English & Creative Writing as well as manages multiple Color Guard Teams in Northern Virginia and Michael Palmer, an Attorney, who works for the VA Dept of Taxation in Richmond, VA.  Both sons graduated from Park View High School. Lindell is a member of the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Oaksville, NC.

Board Member Bio – Mr. Gavin Honeycutt (D-5)

Board Member Gavin Honeycutt

District 5

Mr. Gavin Honeycutt
601 Raleigh Avenue
South Hill, VA 23970
Phone:  434-447-3525

Gavin L. Honeycutt is a lifelong resident of South Hill, Mecklenburg County and a 1989 graduate of Park View Senior High School. After some years in the food and clothing industry Gavin came back home in 1997 and opened what is now Gavin’s House of Flowers and Gifts a retail florist and gift shop. He is very active in many organizations in the community and active in C.A.T.S. with the Colonial Centre in South Hill. Gavin is a active member of the Mecklenburg Educational Partnership Board and takes great pride in the educational system in Mecklenburg County helping to make sure that all of our schools are set up with the tools it needs to be a success. This is why I decided to run for 5th District for Mecklenburg County Schools. I am looking forward to being a part of a team that helps to lead our school system to the next level of excellence.

Board Member Bio – Mr. Rob Campbell (D-6)

Board Member Rob Campbell

District 6

Mr. Rob Campbell
859 Gordon Lake Road
South Hill, VA 23970
Phone:  434-447-2093

Rob Campbell is a 1994 graduate of Campbell University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. He has been employed by Virginia State Police for over 20 years and has held different leadership and educator roles in that organization. Rob currently lives in the South Hill area with his wife of 18 years, Janine A. Campbell, and their two children who are currently attending MCPS. He is a member of Bethany Baptist Church. He is active with the local 4H Livestock Club where his children are members.

Board Member Bio – Mrs. Dora Garner (D-7)

Board Member Dora Garner

District 7

Mrs. Dora Garner
42 Drew Street
Chase City, VA 23924
Phone: (434) 372-3668

Mrs. Garner has lived in Mecklenburg her entire life and graduated from Park View in 1966. From high school, she attended Ferrum Junior College and then Longwood, graduating with a B.S. in Home Economics. Her teaching career began at Bluestone Junior High School in Physical Science and Earth Science after getting a minor in Science. She received her Masters Degree in Education Administration and Supervision. After teaching 40 years, she retired and ran for the School Board. Both her children are graduates of Bluestone High School. She now has a granddaughter at Chase City Elementary.

Board Member Bio – Mr. Kenneth Johnson (D-8)

Board Member Kenneth Johnson

District 8

Mr. Kenneth Johnson
2199 Trottinridge Road
Clarksville, VA 23927
Phone:  434-374-2435

***Bio Is being Updated***

Board Member Bio – Mr. Glenn Edwards (D-9)

Board Member Glenn Edwards

District 9

Mr. Glenn Edwards
18 Club Drive
Buffalo Junction, VA 24529
Phone: (434) 374-2995

***Bio Is Being Updated***

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Mecklenburg County Public Schools

175 Mayfield Drive
P.O. Box 190
Boydton, Virginia 23917

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