Mr. Roy Vermillion, Head of School

B.S. Eastern Kentucky University

M.Ed, Cambridge College

M.A. Gifted & Talented Education, Converse College 

Mr. Vermillion has over 30 years of experience in education, teaching multiple subjects in grades one through eight. Additionally, he has served in administrative roles in South Carolina and Florida. Previously, he served as Head of School for a preschool through fifth grade school and prior to this as a Head of Lower School.

Mrs. Susan Ruble, Admissions | Academic Support Coordinator | Junior Kindergarten Teacher

B.A. Social and Behavioral Studies, The University of Virginia at Wise

Early Childhood Development, East Tennessee State University

During Mrs. Ruble's 16 year history with Sullins, she has taught junior kindergarten, kindergarten, first, and second grade. Prior to a career in the field of education, she was employed as a social worker for approximately ten years.  Sullins Academy became near and dear to Mrs. Ruble’s heart during her daughter’s attendance in the fifth through eighth grade. She and her husband, Tim, credit Sullins with the development of confidence, time management, and study skills that have served their daughter well into her college career. Mrs. Ruble is passionate about early childhood development and the study of phonics and syllabication.

Mrs. Twana Meade, Assoc. Head of Business Affairs

A.S. Accounting, Virginia Highlands Community College

Mrs. Meade has 38 years of accounting experience with 30 of those at Sullins Academy. She enjoys reading, puzzles, the beach, the lake, and spending time with family.


"Sullins Academy is a great school. It has been such a joy over the years to watch not only my two sons but many other students start in preschool and then grow into mature, confident, young men and women. I am proud to have worked along side many dedicated individuals committed to making Sullins Academy academically and fiscally strong."

Mrs. Mary Walling, Marketing and Communications | Kindergarten Teacher

​B.S. Elementary Education, East Tennessee State University

Mrs. Walling, a Sullins alumna, began her teaching career at Sullins Academy in 2015. She enjoys walking her dog, going to the movies, shopping, and Hokie football.


"I attended Sullins Academy as a child and truly believe that my love for learning and teaching began here. It is a wonderful experience being able to see the same love for this school shine through each of my kindergarten students. As the Marketing and Communications Coordinator, I am committed to sharing #whySullins is a wonderful place for students to excel in differentiated learning and grow as individuals."

Mr. Max Lawson '00, Technology

B.S. Computer Science, Virginia Tech 

Mr. Lawson has twelve years of experience consulting for technology needs for large organizations and hospitals. Mr. Lawson is married with three children - Kate, 4th grade, Molly, Junior Kindergarten, and Louise, a future Sullins Eagle.

"I assist with technology in education, because I think it’s a fundamental skill that everyone will need in the future. My goal is to make sure that technology at Sullins is a useful tool to help in building the best educational experience in the region."

Mrs. Angie Schumaker, Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Schumaker has been at Sullins Academy for 26 years. She is married to John, and they have two daughters who both attended Sullins. Alexandria has her RNBSN and is now attending the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at King University. Madison is attending VHCC studying Health Sciences/Radiology. Mrs. Schumaker enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her three grandsons, shopping, reading, summer, and the beach.

"Over the past 26 years, Sullins has become my second family!"

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Located in Bristol VA, Sullins Academy develops students in grades PS-8 into

confident, lifelong learners who have the academic, character, and leadership skills to succeed in high school and beyond.


22218 Sullins Academy Bristol, VA 24202

phone 276.669.4101   fax 276.669.4294


Sullins Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or any other legally protected status in the administration of its educational, admission, financial aid or employment policies, or any other programs administered by the School.

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