Susan is delighted to return home to the mountains! She was born and raised in Marion, Virginia and is a proud Virginia Tech Hokie with a degree in elementary education. She earned a Masters in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Virginia and also completed her endorsement in Administration & Supervision there as well.
Ms. Tilley comes to Galax City Schools from Newport News Public Schools where she spent 27 years serving in various roles. She began her career as a middle school English and social studies teacher before becoming a middle school assistant principal, middle school principal, and high school principal. She most recently served as the Executive Director of Secondary School Leadership.
Susan shared, “I am unbelievably excited to join the Galax Schools family! Maroon Tide pride and a tradition of excellence are hallmarks of this exceptional school division. I look forward to working and learning alongside the students, faculty, families, and community.”