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MHS alum named assistant principal
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Renee Brown, who has taught business and computer science at Martinsville High School for 13 years, has been named an assistant principal at the school for the upcoming school year.
Brown will fill the role vacated by former assistant principal Angie Weinerth, who was promoted to principal July 1.
“Mrs. Brown’s experience in career and technical education will bring a valuable perspective to our high school programming as we prepare students for college and career,” said schools Superintendent Pam Heath. “As an area native and graduate of MHS, she knows our students and knows our community. She will be able to hit the ground running. And of course, I’m very pleased to be able to promote someone from within our system into this important role.”
Brown has a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Radford University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and information systems from Winston-Salem State University. She also has an administration and supervision endorsement from the University of Virginia and has completed coursework at Longwood University, Virginia Tech and North Carolina A&T University.
Brown has 22 years of teaching experience with Martinsville schools, including three years as a computer teacher at the former Martinsville Junior High School and seven years at the former Albert Harris Intermediate School as a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher.
As a teacher at Martinsville High School, she was an adviser for the Future Business Leaders of America and the Student Council Association. She also received the 2009-10 Technology Teacher Award from the Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium.
“I am very thankful for the opportunity to serve Martinsville High School in a new capacity,” Brown said Tuesday. “I would hope to enhance the wonderful quality of education that we already have at MHS. I’m here to assist the administration and students in any way I can.”
“We’re excited to have Mrs. Brown join our administrative team,” Weinerth said. “She already has a great relationship with our students, and her experience will be an asset as we take our school to the next level.”
Brown joins Assistant Principal Benjie Baliles, who will continue to serve in his current role.
Brown and her husband, Jeffrey Brown, live in Martinsville. They have one daughter, Savannah, who is a rising fourth-grader at Patrick Henry Elementary School.