Peggy Myrick, the new Assistant Principal at Northumberland High School (HS) is energetic, vivacious and very excited about being in the Northern Neck and working for and with NHS students.
She was originally from Halifax, South Carolina, but her family moved to Chesterfield County, Virginia when she was eight years old and they still live there, she said. She also has a brother and sister-in-law in Chesterfield County, where she visits her family as often as she can and play with her niece and nephew.
Myrick graduated from Thomas Dale High School and went on to Mary Washington for her B.S. Degree. She has also graduated Summa Cum Laude from UVA with a Degree in Administration and Supervision. She has also majored in Spanish and has traveled and earned six Masters classes in Spain and in Costa Rico. They lived with families there and it was an immersion program in the Spanish language for them.
She may have developed her love of travel from those ventures and wants to travel all over starting with the Northern Neck and its environs, especially its many noted water areas.
When she settled down to teach, she taught Spanish at Stonewall Middle School and Lee-Davis High School in Mechanicsville.
After her first year of teaching, she bought a house in Mechanicsville in the Brookshire area. “It was very nice and I loved being there, but I’m very excited being here in the Northern Neck now,” she said. She sold her house in Mechanicsville, and after looking all around Northumberland, Lancaster and Westmoreland, she found a nice little house in Montross, where she is now living. It was nice for her in Mechanicsville; however, she said likes the pace better in the Northern Neck. “The people are all so friendly, and I’ve had the best welcome and I’ve only been here a few days,” she said. When she came in last week for a few days to get her office straight, faculty members dropped into the office to make her feel welcome. She added she had meetings at the School Board Office with Superintendent Rebecca Gates and Assistant Superintendent Holly Wargo and everyone has been so welcoming. When she was told that might also be because she is such a friendly person herself, she responded with, “I’m definitely an extrovert, a people person and like to make connections.” That’s…
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