PRIMARY SCHOOL TEAM

Mrs. Susan Ruble, 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 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.

sruble@sullinsacademy.org

Ms. Susie Greene, Preschool Teacher

B.A., English, Niagara University 

M.A., Education, Niagara University 

Ms. Greene began teaching in 1978 in New York State and has taught in Florida and Virginia for 39 years. Her versatility in the classroom has enabled her to teach pre-school through college. She has been at Sullins Academy for 21 years and has taught grades from Preschool through Second over the years.

 

"Observing the excitement and sparkle that comes with attaining knowledge is my greatest love in the classroom. My classroom theme has been, and will continue to be, LOVE, CARING, and SHARING!"

sgreene@sullinsacademy.org

Mrs. Margaret Foley, Preschool Teacher

B.S., Elementary Education, Radford University  

M.A., Reading Education, Appalachian State University

National Board Certification, Early and Middle Childhood Literacy

Mrs. Foley comes to Sullins with 14 years of teaching experience with six of those being in Bristol. She loves to spend time with family and friends and enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling when she isn't teaching. Sullins is extra special to her as she gets to spend her days teaching at the same school her two children attend.

"I teach because it brings me so much joy to see my students grow and become life-long learners. I'm excited to teach at Sullins because of the solid learning foundation it provides for future success. I'm impressed by the school's emphasis on community service and the importance of character education. I loved the warm welcome my family received when we moved to Bristol." 

mfoley@sullinsacademy.org

Ms. Kalyn Allen, Junior Kindergarten Teacher

B.S., University of Virginia

 

Ms. Allen has 6 years of experience working with children, four of those teaching. During that time, she has enjoyed working with children ranging from 2 years to 6 years of age. Ms. Allen enjoys gardening, playing with her dog, water skiing, and spending time with her family.  

 

"Every time we think we've measured our capacity to meet a challenge, we look up, and we are reminded that that capacity may well be limitless."

kallen@sullinsacademy.org

Ms. Mary Walling, Kindergarten Teacher

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

Ms. 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."

mwalling@sullinsacademy.org

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MEET OUR TEAM:

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.

SULLINS ACADEMY

22218 Sullins Academy Bristol, VA 24202

phone 276.669.4101   fax 276.669.4294

email info@sullinsacademy.org

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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