Matt Alcorn is an English teacher who teaches English IV and AP Literature and Composition at Morehead High School. He holds a BS in English with a concentration in Teaching from Appalachian State University. In addition to his classes, Mr. Alcorn also runs the Gaming Club, Chess Club, and is a co-sponsor of the MHS chapter of the National Honor Society. Mr. Alcorn believes that high quality instruction in analytical reading and writing are the foundation of a successful future, and that every child is deserving of an engaging and enriching education. He lives in Reidsville, NC with his wife, Katie, and daughter, Caroline, and enjoys writing short fiction and poetry in the little spare time he has available.
!Hola! Well-known as Señora Almeida by their kids. She has been teaching for 12 years. As a native Spanish speaker, sharing the love for her language and culture has become her passion. She was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador where she attended Universidad Central del Ecuador, and got a master degree at Universidad Indoamericana. Additionally, she attended Kansas State University to get a language teaching certification. She loves teaching Spanish and tries to bring much of her culture into the classroom as possible. Her students love to listen to music in Spanish in her class, learn about cultural differences and traditions, and have fun while learning a new language. She believes that a good education shapes not only minds, but hearts as well. And that by learning a different language and traditions, especially at this age, can make students more culturally appreciative and incorporate that respect into their daily and future lives. Her biggest joy is to see that self-confidence build up and put into practice when they role-play skits in her class, or when a student tells her that they were able to use what they learned in class and talked to somebody in Spanish! She lives in Reidsville and enjoys reading, traveling, learning about other cultures and spending time with her family, especially her kids Leo and Callie.
Sarah Barton is a science teacher who teachers physical and earth science course for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students. Sarah (she/her) currently only teaching at Morehead! Sarah holds a BA in Biology from Meredith College. Sarah does not currently do much outside of school, but she goes to her student’s events to support! Sarah believes that every student is capable of doing amazing things in and out of the classroom. Sarah also believes that every student belongs in the science classroom and they belong in the world of STEM. Sarah lives in Eden and enjoys spending time with her dog Bogen and reading!
Erika Bigelow is a Marketing teacher who teaches Sports & Entertainment Marketing I & II, Marketing, Hospitality and Tourism, and Teaching as a Profession for 9th - 12th grade students at Morehead High School. She holds a BA in Business and Government Policy from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education. In addition to teaching Marketing, Mrs. Bigelow is also the DECA Advisor. Erika believes that through CTE, students can start their path toward a career that they are passionate about, while earning valuable experience and so much more. Mrs. Bigelow lives in Caswell County and in her spare time, she enjoys riding ATVs and spending time with her family and friends.
Jonathan Blackwell is the Athletic Director. Jonathan is also a Math Teacher. He holds a BS in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance from Appalachian State University. He lives in Eden, NC and enjoys spending time with his wife and kids and also he plays a little golf.
Sally Jo Blackwell will be teaching Foundations of Math and Math 1. Mrs. Blackwell holds a BS degree in Elementary Education and Secondary Math from Appalachian State University. Mrs. Blackwell is an Eden native and she and her husband, Jonathan, have 2 children. Noah and Hailey, both of whom are attending college. Mrs. Blackwell has been teaching for 29 years, most of her time spent teaching was at Holmes Middle School.
1SG David Bray teaches Army JROTC Leadership Education Training Honor Levels 3-4. 1SG David Bray is also the Senior Army Instructor. He has a Masters in Leadership and Management from Thomas Edison College, and a Bachelors Degree in Health and PE from Lock Haven University. 1SG Bray is the Coordinator for JROTC Honor Guard, Color Guard, Drill Team, and Leadership/Academic Bowl teams. He is also responsible for the school's backpack program. In 2007-2008 he was Teacher of the Year. In his personal time, 1SG Bray is a deacon, usher and youth teacher at Word of Life Tabernacle. He enjoys spending time with family and doing work for Veterans within the community.
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Troy Carl is a Math teacher typically having Math 2, Math 3, and Honors/AP Calculus. He also coaches girl’s golf every fall. Mr. Carl has a BS in Secondary Education with a concentration in Mathematics from Lock Haven University. When he's not at school, he helps with my son’s t-ball team. Mr. Carl is certified by AP to teach Calculus, which is his favorite subject that he gets to teach. Troy believes that even though many people say math is hard, it is a necessary part of life and given the right mindset, everyone can be successful. He lives in Reidsville and enjoys being active with his family.
First Sergeant (R) Chet Chrapliwy teaches Army JROTC Leadership Education Training levels1 & 2. He is also responsible for the Raider Team, Rifle Team and Color Guard Advisor. He has a Bachelor of Science (Multidisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Military Science) and an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.
Mr. Clark has been a member of the MHS faculty and staff since 2021. Mr. Clark comes from a career as a licensed general contractor and real estate sales professional. He currently hold bachelor’s degree in management from UNCG. He enjoys both contributing and volunteering time with students and productions within various facets of arts and entertainment.
Pamela Cockerham is a Teacher Assistant with the EC department at Morehead High School. Pam also known as Mrs. C, is also involved with Morehead's Band, driving our band to events, such as away football games, competitions, and parades. Our School band has had the Honor of performing in the Thanksgiving Parade in Charlotte N.C. for two years and has been invited back this year. Pam Graduated from Northwest Guilford High School, and studied at Rockingham Community College in Early Childhood. Pam also works one on one with students and monitors testing groups. Pam has served our students for 30 years, 8 of those in Guilford County. Pam believes every child deserves an education and strives to offer each student she comes in contact with, Love, Understanding, Patience, and Knowledge. She lives in Reidsville and enjoys spending time with her 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Reading, puzzles, going to the beach and the mountains.
Dr. Leesa Dabbs teaches in the MHS Health Science Academy. Health Science II - Honors (10th grade), Biomedical Technologies (10th grade), and CTE Advanced Studies HLTH - Honors (11th grade). She is a faculty representative for FCA. (Fellowship of Christian Athletes). Dr. Dabbs received her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree at Life University, in Marietta, GA. She has extensive studies in the areas of clinical nutrition and pediatrics. Dr. Dabbs loves to share her knowledge with students interested in the healthcare profession. She hopes that students get excited about what they are learning and carry it with them into higher education and their chosen profession.
Lucy Danley is a Math teacher who teaches the Foundations of Math 1 and the Math 1 course for 9th and 10th grade students at Morehead High School. She holds a BA in Math from Norwich University. She is in the process of moving to Stoneville. She enjoys spending time with her family, farming and scrapbooking.
Dee Dee Hunt Dishmon is the English as a Second Language teacher who teaches multilingual learners in 9th through 12th grade at Morehead High Schools. She also serves multilingual learners at McMichael High School. Ms. Dishmon holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University. She has a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Averett University. She is certified in K-12 English as a Second Language. Ms. Dishmon taught in the elementary classroom for nine years before becoming an ESL teacher. After her first year at Draper Elementary School, she was honored as Teacher of the Year. Aside from teaching at two schools, Ms. Dishmon is an active member of the Rockingham County Reading Association. Over the years she has been able to attend the North Carolina Reading Conference, receive grants for her classroom, and serve on the board as an officer of the Rockingham County Reading Association . While getting her masters degree, she was awarded the North Carolina Reading Association Scholarship to further her education. Ms. Dishmon believes that language is one of the keys to success and those with two or more languages are blessed. Multilingual learners have many opportunities and possibilities. She lives in Eden and enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.
Max Dooley is Career and Technical Educator that teaches Technology Engineering and Design classes which also include Robotics and Drone technologies. Max is also the competitive robotics coach. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and a Masters degree in Technology Education. Additionally, he is a FAA licensed drone pilot. He has served as the robotics coach for both MHS and Holmes Middle School. With his guidance the teams have won the Excellence Award at the State Championships, (the highest award possible) in 2016 and 2017. They won the State Championship in 2017. In 2022 and 2023 the team was State Runner-up and won the Design award in 2023. The team has qualified for the World championships in four different seasons. Their biggest achievement to date is winning the Energy Award at the 2023 World Championships where the team competed against over 800 teams from 40 countries. Max was the 2012 - 2013 MHS Teacher of the Year, 2013 - 2014 Teacher of the Year Runner-up as well as being nominated on two other occasions. Max is a firm believer in learning by doing. It is one thing to learn how to do an activity. You attain a much higher level of understanding when you actually do it. He lives in Eden and is an avid car enthusiast. Specifically, customized sport trucks are his biggest passion. Max is married to Mrs. Julie Dooley who is a teacher at Leakesville Spray Elementary School. Together they have two children: Ryan (20) is a Junior Data Science major at UNC Charlotte and Eric (16) is a junior at the NC School for Science and Math in Morganton, NC.
Mrs. Nicky Edwards is a Registered Nurse in the Health Science Academy Coordinator. She also teaches the Nursing Fundamentals (Nurse Aide) class and coordinates Internship for the Health Science Academy. Mrs. Edwards holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing from Winston Salem State University. She also has her Pharmacy Technician certification. In addition to teaching at MHS, she also teaches at Rockingham Community College. She was our 2017 Rockingham County Schools Teacher of the year. Mrs. Edwards loves watching the students go from learning skills in the classroom to making a difference in Clinical at the bedside. Mrs. Edwards was a 1995 graduate of MHS and loves being back home. She also enjoys anything that includes her husband, children and grandchildren.
David Everett is a Social Studies teacher who teaches Economics & Personal finance, Civics Literacy and A.P. United States History at Morehead High School. David is also one of the Academic Challenge coaches and Coordinator for Morehead High School. He holds a B.A. in Social Studies, a B.S. in Social Studies Education both from Concord University and a Masters degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Averett University. Mr. Everett believes as Winston Churchill once said, “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” He lives in Rockingham County and enjoys reading, hiking and spending time with family.
Liam Gallagher is an English teacher who teaches English II and English III courses for 10th and 11th grade students at Morehead High School. Liam also is the Cross Country Coach. Liam holds a Bachelors in English and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from UNC Greensboro. In addition to helping manage the English curriculum for the school, Liam runs the Interact Club where students are encouraged to get involved in the community as well as coaches the school’s Cross Country team. Liam believes that each student is unique, adding value to the classroom in their own way and looks forward to both meeting and working with new people every year. He hopes to have a memorable impact of each student’s academic career and life afterschool. Liam lives in Greensboro and enjoys reading and listening to both music and podcasts in his free time.
Janie Galloway, retired English Teacher, long term Spanish Teacher. Janie received a BA from WSSU, Major Psychology with a concentration in Social Welfare. She also received a MA from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia in Education. Janie worked for an Investigator for the Children and Family Services in Los Angeles, California and Atlanta, Georgia before consuming a career in education. She was named Teacher of the Month several times while teaching at Lovejoy High School in Lovejoy, Georgia. Mrs. Galloway believes that all children are capable of learning. She resides in Axton, Virginia and enjoys cooking and cleaning. She is also a Mary Kay Consultant and Primerica Insurance Agent.
Nicole Gardner is the MHS instructional coach and AIG lead teacher. Mrs. Gardner also serves as our PBIS chair, graduation coordinator, and MTSS academic lead. Mrs. Gardner holds a BS degree in Middle Grades Education with concentrations in Math and Social Studies from UNC-Greensboro. She is currently in her 2nd year of UNC-Pembroke’s Masters of School Administration program. She is also certified for K-12 Gifted Education. Mrs. Gardner was Rockingham County School’s District Teacher of the Year in 2019-2020. Mrs. Gardner believes that differentiating student pathways is the best way to ensure student success. Mrs. Gardner lives in Eden with her husband, son, and dog.
Koury Gibson is part of the Health Science Academy Team. She teaches Foundations of Health Science, Health Science 1, as well as an Introductory Health Science course at Holmes Middle School. She holds a BS in Exercise Science and Physical Education as well as a Registered Respiratory Therapy License. In addition to teaching, she works outside the school with youth sports in our community. She lives in Eden with her family and loves sports whether she is playing, coaching, or watching her children or sport on TV.
Crystal Golden EC Teacher, Functional Skills Self Contained Classroom 9-12 Crystal Golden has been teaching in Rockingham County for 16 years. She has been teaching at Morehead for 6 years. She am a mother to a 17 year old Senior Panther who will graduate June 2024 from Morehead High School. He plays on the Varsity Football Team. We are originally from Brooklyn NY, but have lived in Eden for 15 years. I have obtained my Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Clark Atlanta University. My Masters in Special Education from Ashford University (M.Ed). My Educational Specialist (Ed.S) from Liberty University and my Adapted Curriculum License from Greensboro College.
Leslie Graves is a School Counselor who serves students with last names A-L. Leslie is also the Lead High School Counselor for Rockingham County Schools. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Science in Counselor Education from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. Leslie has an unbridled passion for helping others and building trusting relationships. It is her endeavor to provide students with the support they need to reach their full potential. She lives in Ruffin and enjoys spending time with family and close friends.
Keith Hairston is the School Behavioral Specialist, LCMHCA . Keith is enjoying his second year with Rockingham County Schools. He has approximately 15 years of mental health experience working in community mental health and in educational settings. Keith has a bachelor's degree in youth ministry from Lee University. Additionally, he has master of arts degrees in leadership studies and mental health counseling. These degrees are from Liberty University and Walden University. Keith is currently married to Sabrina Hairston. She is a special education teacher at Reidsville High School. Additionally, they have 3 children who are also apart of Rockingham County Schools, ages are 9, 12, and 13.
Hallie Harris is a Special Education teacher who teaches a self-contained class and an inclusion class. Hallie holds a BA degree in Recreational Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. n addition to teaching, Hallie runs a church with her husband where they offer a church program for people with special needs. Hallie also works part-time as a Direct Support Professional at Triad Coordinated Services. Hallie is also a licensed and certified recreational therapist. Hallie believes that children that receive special education services are valuable and integral to our school and they should be given as many opportunities that they need to succeed and share their wonderful attributes with the world. Hallie Harris lives in Eden and enjoys spending time with her husband, her family, and her two cats.
Christy Hensley is the MHS Career Development Coordinator. She is the contact for Career and Technical Education programs and course information; She coordinates career development services for all students to ensure each student graduates with a passionate post-secondary plan. She holds a BS in Accounting from UNCG. She is also a National Board Certified Teacher in Career and Technical Education. She is also a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF). She was the Rockingham County Middle School and Rockingham County Schools Teacher of the Year in 2009-2010. Christy believes that every student's education can lead to a successful post-secondary outcome when data-driven career-aligned plans of study are developed and routinely reflected upon. Christy lives in Eden, NC and enjoys spending time with family and friends, Bible Study, exercising at the YMCA, and riding bikes.
Our Director of Bands at Morehead High School is Mr. Nathan Hines. Mr. Hines holds a bachelor's degree in Music Education from West Virginia University, with an emphasis in trumpet performance and orchestral and band conducting. Mr. Hines also holds Masters Degrees in Education and Special Education from California University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Hines is also the Cultural Arts Department Chair for MHS and is a member of the RCS Teachers Advisory Council. Mr. Hines has been nominated for Teacher of the Year five times and was named Teacher of the Year for Morehead High School in 2022 and was the District Runner-up for 2023. He is also a member of the North Carolina Band Directors Association and has been selected to perform with the National “Saluting America’s Band Directors” Organization in 2021 and 2023. Mr. Hines is a passionate educator and advocate for music education. He believes that a truly great band program is one that brings its school and community together as well as providing students with life skills that they can use long after they leave high school. He lives in Reidsville and enjoys art, music, scale model building, carpentry, cooking, running, hiking, and traveling.
Sage Holden is the College Advisor at Morehead High School. She holds a BA in English in Communications Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ms. Holden serves as an advisor for the Carolina College Advising Corps, a program to help bring college and postsecondary access to communities in North Carolina. She is passionate about helping students at Morehead High find the best pathway after high school, whether that means joining the workforce, community college, trade school, or attending a four year college or university. She has presented on advising student populations at the College Advising Corps national conference in Charlotte, NC, and is an expert in Common App and FAFSA. Ms. Holden believes that every student deserves access to the postsecondary pathway of their dreams. She works to bring education equity to students at Morehead High by providing the information, resources, and opportunities needed to do so.
Rosalie Howell is an Art Teacher at Morehead High School. She holds a BFA in Art Education from UNC Greensboro and is currently working on her Masters Degree in Art Education at Teachers College of Columbia. She is excited to be joining the Morehead team! Rosalie believes that art can be used to develop life skills and creative problem solving, and that knowledge of the cultural arts makes for well-rounded individuals. She lives in Greensboro and enjoys painting and kayaking.
Kayla Jones is the PowerSchool Data Manager who handles the enrollments, attendance, and other important student data. Kayla holds an Associate’s Degree in Arts from Rockingham Community College. When Kayla is not at work, she is a volunteer firefighter and EMT for Leaksville Volunteer Fire Department, Station 210. Kayla lives in Eden and she enjoys spending time with her family, knitting, and finding ways to serve others.
Kellie Jones is a Career and Technical Education Teacher who teaches Business Essentials, Business Management, and Entrepreneurship to 9th through 12th-grade students at Morehead High School. She holds a BS with a major in Business Administration and Economics and a minor in Computer Science from Greensboro College. In addition to teaching CTE, she is an advisor for the National Technical Honor Society and an advisor for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Kellie’s belief in giving back to the community led her to begin a teaching career. As a Morehead High School graduate and a participant in the CTE program, she attributes her successful business career to her teachers and apprenticeship opportunity. Kellie wants to provide students with the same positive experience she had with CTE. She lives in Eden with her husband and enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, watching movies, taking walks in her neighborhood, and traveling to the beach and the mountains.
Landon Kimrey is an Assistant Principal here at Morehead High School. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Appalachian State University University, a Master’s degree from North Carolina A&T State University and a Post Master’s Certificate in Educational Leadership from Western Carolina University. Before arriving as Assistant Principal at MHS in 2022, Mr. Kimrey spent 18 years as a math teacher, PE teacher, baseball coach and basketball coach. From 2010-2021, he was the Head Baseball Coach at Northern Guilford High School where he led the Nighthawks to the NCHSAA 3A State Championship in 2017. Mr. Kimrey lives in Summerfield, NC with his wife Karen and daughters, Anna Claire and Grace. He enjoys spending his free time with family and friends at the coast, in the mountains and the golf course.
Dakota Lawhun-Cornigans teaches NC Mathematics 1 and Biology to students with exceptionalities in grades 9-12. Mrs. Lawhun-Cornigans also serves students in the general education setting through inclusion partnerships and supports students as a case manager. She holds a B.S. in Special Education and Elementary Education from the University Of North Carolina at Greensboro. Mrs. Lawhun-Cornigans is also qualified to teach both English and History. She is trained in a variety of teaching methods and curricula. She believes that all students can be successful when provided with the correct foundation and support system and that helping students experience success in high school creates precedence for their post-secondary lives. Mrs. Lawhun-Cornigans lives in Mayodan and enjoys playing video games with her husband and son, traveling, and reading.
Mikayla Lawrence is an English teacher who teaches American literature courses for 11th-grade students at Morehead High School. Mikayla also is the MHS JV Cheerleading Head Coach. She holds a BA in English, Secondary Education with a minor in American Sign Language from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In addition to teaching English during the school day, she spends most of her afternoons during the football and basketball seasons with the MHS cheerleaders preparing them to cheer at the games. She was also a finalist for Student Teacher of the Year for the 2021-2022 school year while at UNC Greensboro. Mikayla believes that individuality, progress, and change are fundamental to a student's education. She integrates lessons that allow students to approach concepts and content from multiple perspectives, deepening their conceptual understanding of English Language Arts . She lives in Stoneville and enjoys spending time with her husband and dog and working in the music department at her church.
Stephanie Lemons teaches Science at Morehead High School. She primarily teaches Biology and Biology Honors at this time. Also, she is a Morehead High School Student Council Advisor. She holds a Bachelors in Science from Greensboro College. She is a mentor, a part of the School Improvement Plan, and Science Department Head. She is the 2022-2023 Morehead High School Teacher of the Year. She believes that communication is the key to successful relationships. She lives in Eden with her husband Chase and their four children Ryleigh, Lacey, Forrest and Ellis. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching sports, traveling to new places, and going to church.
George Mabes is an English teacher who teaches beginning to advanced literature courses at Morehead High School. Mr. Mabes is also an Assistant Baseball Coach. He holds a BA in English from Wake Forest University. Mr. Mabes believes that analytical, communication, and critical thinking skills are fundamental to academic and professional excellence. He lives in Greensboro, NC and enjoys playing golf on the weekends, listening to live-music, and spending time with his family.
Steven Mayhan is an Exceptional Children's Teacher Assistant at Morehead High School. Steven studied at Guilford College. He holds Licensing and Ordination with the Christian Church Disciples of Christ and is currently studying at Western Governors University majoring in Special Education and Theology at Grace Biblical Seminary College. In addition to being an TA, Steven helps with school gates for Football and Basketball games. Steven helps with the EC children through Community Service. Steven believes that EC Children are funny, lovable and are willing to be taught if anyone has the dedication, love, and the time to dedicate to these children. Steven lives in Ridgeway, Va and enjoys spending time with family, laughing with friends, having a good time, watching NFL, NBA, College football/basketball.
Nikeita McDonald is a School Counselor who serves as the Graduation Coach for students at risk of dropping out or failing to graduate with their cohort. She holds a BS in Premedical Psychology and a Master’s degree in School Counseling from Xavier University of Louisiana. She also holds a Post-Master’s Certificate in Advanced School Counseling from UNCG. Nikeita believes that all students are innately gifted with the potential for greatness. She enjoys spending time with her family and being an active member of several professional and social organizations.
Niko McGirt is EC Outreach Assistant /TA. Niko is also an Assistant Football and Track Coach. He is a Certified Interscholastic Coach with the NFHS and believes that our students need to believe in themselves and we should be examples for them and should share our wisdom and love with them always. Niko is a Resident of Rockingham County along with his Wife and Daughter.
Ashley Morgan is an EC Teacher who teaches Employment Prep 3 and 4 and students in the Functional Skills classroom at Morehead High School. She holds a BS in Exceptional Children from Greensboro College and a Master’s Degree in Teaching from Grand Canyon University. In addition to teaching in the OCS and Extended Content Course of Study, she is the head of the EC Department at Morehead High School. Ashley believes that all students have the ability to learn something no matter his or her limitations. She lives in Eden and loves Disney and being with her family.
Jesse Morris is the Theatre Arts teacher at Morehead High School. He holds a BS in Theatre Arts from Lees-McRae College. He has been at Morehead for one semester and has already directed one after school show at MHS. With his first show being Seussical in the spring semester of 2023. Jesse believes that the arts are an important part of anyone's education and believes that Theatrical Arts in particular helps young people develop a voice, learn to be proud of themselves, and most importantly learn to work together and respect others from all backgrounds. He lives in Eden, and when not teaching is an active performer, being a cowboy at Tweetsie Railroad and in the past playing the principal character in Dr. Stuart at Horn in the West in Boone NC and Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors. Now is also the Director of Technical Theatre for the Theatre Guild of Rockingham County.
Blair Pruitt is the Automotive Instructor at Morehead High School. He is also a Drivers Education Instructor. Blair is ASE Master Certified, a General Motors Certified Technician, and holds a Teaching Degree from Lenior-Rhyne. Mr. Pruitt was the Teacher of the year 2017-2018. Mr. Pruitt belives that one should Try and try again until the goal is achieved. Never give up. Mr. Pruitt lives in Danville, Va. He enjoys spending time with the family, baseball, and traveling.
Mrs. Pyrtle is the director of choirs as well as the piano lab teacher. She also is the music director for the Spring musical. She graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Music Education, (voice concentration). Mrs. Pyrtle is also a member of the Theater Guild of Rockingham County. In addition to her responsibilities at Morehead, she serves as the Cultural Arts Lead for the Rockingham County Schools District. She also serves as a mentor to beginning teachers. Mrs. Pyrtle believes that community is important, and music builds community. She and her husband, Gary, live in Reidsville with their German Shepherd named Sargeant.
Robert Rettig is a math teacher who has taught Math I and Math II at Morehead High School. Robert holds a BA in History from Michigan State University and a Masters in eLearning from Saginaw Valley State University. He runs an after school Arabic tutoring program. He was the I-Meck League Coach of the Year for in Girls’ Swimming 2010-2011. Robert believes that anything difficult is worth doing. He lives in Stoneville with his family and enjoys life on a farm and foraging the surrounding forests for useful foods and medicines with his kids. When there’s time left over, he likes to read classic novels and historical fiction.
Elizabeth Richardson is a Math Teacher who currently teaches Math 3 and Precalculus at Morehead High School. She has also previously taught Math 1 and Math 2. She has a Master’s Degree in STEM Education from NC State and a Bachelor’s Degree in Math Education from Brigham Young University. Liz is working on her National Boards this school year. She also is the Math Department Chair, serves on the School Improvement Team, co-advisor for National Honor Society, co-coach for Academic Challenge Competition, and serves as Lead Mentor for all Beginning Teachers and their Mentors at Morehead High School. She is Morehead’s 2020-21Teacher of the Year and was selected to work with 18 other teachers throughout North Carolina for The Innovation Project and NC State’s Mathematics Master Teacher Fellows Program. Liz believes that math class is the place to learn critical thinking skills, perseverance, looking for patterns and exploring applications, and how to work cooperatively with others. She lives in Eden and enjoys being with her grandkids, traveling to new countries, snorkeling, reading, and learning ways to be an even more impactful teacher.
Chelsea Roberts is the Backup Testing Coordinator and Media Assistant at Morehead High School. Chelsea is also the Dance Team Coach and Girls Track Coach. She is a graduate of Morehead High School. In addition to assisting with Testing she also helps with the administrative task for Football and is an FCA Advisor. Chelsea manages the school's social media and communication. Chelsea has 2 children, Xavier and Raven. She is married to Coach Lonnie Roberts. She has lived in Eden her entire life. She loves binge watching Blue Bloods and Chicago PD when she has free time.
Miguel Scales is ISS/TA Coordinator. Miguel is also an assistant Lady Basketball Coach. Miguel is a graduate of John Motley Morehead High School. Miguel believes that helping one person might not change the whole world, but it could change the world for one person. Miguel lives in Eden and enjoys raising his two kids and one grandson.
Mary Shelton is a CTE Instructor who teaches Foods and Nutrition I & Foods and Nutrition II. She holds a Bachelors in Science, Food Management minoring in Private Club Management, and an Associates in Applied Science, Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University. In addition to teaching she is the den mother of Troop 412. She strives to support her work family in any way she can. She is currently in her second year of the Beginning Teacher Program with Rockingham County Schools. Prior to teaching she spent twenty years in the food service industry working in many different capacities. Mary believes that achieving academic excellence is a likely goal for many high school students, but developing a foundation in cooking and nutrition is a skill that students can benefit from for a lifetime. She lives in Stokes County and enjoys gardening, painting, and spending time with her family.
Kelly Steagall is a Social Studies teacher who teaches AP Psychology, AP World, American History, Economics and Personal Finance as well as World History at Morehead High School. Kelly is also a beginning teacher mentor and supervisor of the History Club. She holds a BA in Classical Studies/Archaeology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She also holds an Associates degree from Midatlantic University in Bible History. In addition to managing her classes, Kelly works afterschool with tutoring for her students. Kelly follows the adage by Hayakawa that says: ‘Learning to write is learning to THINK, you don’t know anything clearly until you can write it out.’ Miss Steagall lives in Eden and enjoys crochet, swimming, travel, and being with her dog, Merlin.
Chantay Strickland is a Physical Education teacher who teaches 9th grade Health and PE and Team Sports for upperclassmen. Chantay also has coached varsity women’s basketball, varsity volleyball, women’s track and field and JV softball during her time at Morehead. She holds a BS degree in Education with a certification in Physical Education from University of N.C. at Pembroke. In addition to teaching, she enjoys volunteering to support any of the sports programs and our athletes. She was the women’s basketball Conference Coach of the Year in 2007 and is certified in First Aid, Safety and CPR. She has been honored to perform the National Anthem for the Charlotte Hornets, Greensboro Grasshoppers, Sock Puppets and numerous times for football and basketball State Championships in NC. Chantay believes that being active allows individuals to live a longer and happier life and enjoys teaching the kids about life in general. She lives in Eden and enjoys spending time with her family. She loves going to her church and being part of the Praise team.
Cheryl Taylor teaches English 2 and Creative Writing at Morehead High School. Mrs. Taylor also helps with the Battle of the Books team. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Education with a teaching minor in English and a minor in Business Administration from Northeast Louisiana University. Mrs. Taylor serves as a teacher mentor at MHS. Mrs. Taylor is presently teaching sophomores but has taught every age level from Pre K through 12th grade during her teaching career. She believes that developing solid relationships with students is key to their success at school. Positive interactions encourage students to do their best. She lives in High Point and enjoys reading, needlework, and cooking. She also enjoys working in her yard - as long as the weather is nice!
Sheila Thompson is an Adobe teacher who teaches Adobe Visual Design I and II, Adobe Digital Design, Adobe Video Design, and Advanced Studies for grades 9-12. Sheila is also the Driver's Education Coordinator and Instructor. She holds an Ed.S. in Educational Administration from Appalachian State University, a M.S. in Educational Studies – Curriculum and Instruction, Business Education Option from Radford University, and a B.B.A. in Administrative Systems – with teaching certification from Radford University. In addition to managing the Adobe curriculum and teaching driver’s education, she is one of the co-advisors for the National Technical Honor Society. She has also been nominated Teacher of the Year for over 10 years and is an expert in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Premiere. Adobe skills can be crucial in high school and our student's future careers as they are highly valued by employers. Mrs. Thompson enjoys seeing her students come up with new ideas and designs and watching their talents grow and flourish. She lives in Stuart, Virginia and enjoys spending time with her family and fiancé, Kevin. She also enjoys reading, nature, riding four-wheelers and fishing.
Sandra Tow is a school counselor who serves students with the last names M-Z at Morehead High School. She holds a BS in Human Services Counseling from Old Dominion University, a MA in Counseling from Western New Mexico University, and a MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte. Ms. Tow believes all students have the potential to achieve their dreams. She enjoys spending time with her family, woodworking, writing, traveling and going on hikes with her dogs Reily and Rowdy.
Tonya Townsend is a medical clerk in our Student Health Center. She is also one of our First Responders for athletics. Mrs. Townsend can be found in our football concession or on the sidelines during most home games. Tonya believes the Student Health Center is an asset to Morehead High School and all students should have easy access to healthcare. She's from Eden, NC and enjoys spending time with her family.
Jason Tuggle is the Principal at JM Morehead High School. He was the former Athletic Director and Assistant Principal before becoming Principal. He is in his second year in the Principal role. He holds a BS in Business/Marketing and Master’s in Business/Marketing Education from UNCG. He was born and raised in Eden, NC and considers Eden, Home.
Michael Weddle is a Teacher Assistant in the EC Department. He holds an Associate of Arts degree with emphasis in Secondary Education from Southeastern Community College. He often says, ”We want you to be smarter at 3:30 than you were at 8:30.” He lives in Eden and enjoys history and reading.
Nicole Weintraub is an English Teacher who teaches English I, Yearbook, and AP Language and Composition. She holds a BFA and a BA in Theatre Performance and English from Niagara University. She also holds a Master’s in Secondary Education from Niagara University. Over the past year, she completed an AIG Licensure program and received her AIG Licensure from Duke University.
Kyler Whicker is a health and physical education teacher who promotes and develops an understanding of the relationship of healthy body function and exercise. Kyler is also the Morehead High School wrestling head coach and assistant coach of Morehead’s football team. He holds a BA in health and human performance from Emory & Henry College. In addition to teaching physical education, he spends most of his afternoons preparing wrestlers for tournaments and matches. Kyler believes that understanding the relationship of healthy body function and exercise can improve students' physical wellness and mental wellness. He lives in Reidsville and enjoys fishing and hunting in his spare time.
Logan Whitley is a science teacher who teaches chemistry and physical science at Morehead high school. She holds a BA in Chemistry with a concentration in high school education from UNC-Greensboro. She is the advisor for Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) club and an Academic Challenge Competition judge for Morehead High School. While at UNC-Greensboro, she was inducted to the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society and obtained a bronze leadership award from UNC-Greensboro’s Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement. Logan believes that learning about science should go beyond worksheets and textbooks, which is why lab experiments, hands-on activities, and relation to real world phenomena are integrated in her classroom. She lives in Reidsville and enjoys traveling and photography.
Dee Wotring is a Media Specialist who oversees the MHS Media Center. She also coaches the Battle of the Books (BOB) team. Mrs. Wotring holds a BA in Business Management from the University of South Florida and a Master’s of Science in Library and Information Studies from UNCG. In addition to managing the library, she is the school’s webmaster. She is highly skilled in Google, Canvas, and PowerSchool for teachers. Mrs. Wotring believes reading should be fun and is essential to being a lifelong learner. She lives with her family and enjoys reading and crafts.
Amy Wyatt is a Registered Nurse who works in the Student Health Center. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from James Madison University. She is also a Nationally Certified School Nurse. Amy floats to all the Student Health Centers in the Rockingham County High Schools. Amy believes that students who are physically and emotionally healthy are able to learn better. She lives in Stoneville, NC and enjoys spending time with her family and friends and being active at her local gym.
Deborah Foddrell is a retired teacher from RCS. She worked for 36 years in Elementary Education with the last 11 years in the ESL program. After enjoying a few years of retirement, Deborah asked to come back and work with the ESL program as a tutor. She has a BA degree in Elementary Education from Elon University and a M. Ed. in reading from A & T State University. In addition to these degrees, she has ESL certification from NCDPI. During her retirement years, she worked as a tutor at the Eden Library with ESL students. Deborah enjoys helping students who need additional support. She feels that this is a way of giving back to our community. She lives in Eden and enjoys spending time reading and being outside.