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
B.A. Social and Behavioral Studies, The University of Virginia at Wise
Early Childhood Development, East Tennessee State University
During Mrs. Ruble's 12 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. 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!"
Mrs. Mary Walling, Marketing & Communications | Kindergarten
B.S. Elementary Education, East Tennessee State University
Mrs. Walling, a Sullins alumna, began her teaching career at Sullins Academy in 2015. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Austin, and they have a son and future Sullins Eagle named Mark. Mrs. Walling enjoys walking her dog, watching 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, Director of Technology
B.S. Computer Science, Virginia Tech
Mr. Lawson has 13 years of experience consulting for technology needs for large organizations and hospitals. Mr. Lawson is married with three children - Kate, 5th grade, Molly, 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."