Mrs. Gretchen Addison, Spanish

B.A., Sweet Briar College

Mrs. Addison has 11 years teaching experience, with three years at Sullins Academy. Mrs. Addison enjoys running, photography, horseback riding, and reading.

"I believe that skill with a foreign language is important not only in our society, but also in the way that it helps improve analytical and problem solving skills. I love putting my creativity to use creating games and activities that help make language learning fun for all ages. There is a balance of work and play in my classroom that helps keep the students engaged and interested while they are learning."

Mrs. Kim Long, Physical Education

A.A.S., Computer Information Systems, Virginia Highlands Community College

Mrs. Long has worked with children in education for 20 years. She has been part of the Sullins team for 7 years. Mrs. Long loves kids, all things Disney, and has a healthy appreciation for chocolate. 

"I want to make sure my students are learning teamwork and perseverance while having fun staying fit! Athletics is a great tool for teaching character and personal growth."

Ms. Judy Stamper, Librarian

M.S., Reading Specialist, Radford University

B.A., Elementary Education, Emory and Henry College 

A.S., Education, Virginia Highlands Community College

Ms. Stamper has over 30 years teaching experience.

"The first time I entered Sullins, I was sold. There was a spirit that I felt by just standing in the foyer. It was a warm and positive feeling, and immediately I knew that this was where I wanted to be. Sullins Academy is an awesome school where great things are happening. It is a place where children are learning in a safe and caring environment. I am blessed beyond measure to be a part of Sullins Academy."

Mrs. Sara Stewart, Technology

B.S., Photography and Primary Education, Virginia Intermont College 

M.A.Ed, Instructional Technology, Virginia Tech 

Mrs. Stewart has over 15 years of teaching experience. She taught at Virginia Intermont College for seven years and has been at Sullins for five years. Her hobbies include reading, yoga, and playing board games with her family.

"I can’t remember not wanting to be a teacher. I love helping students find solutions that enables them to be autonomous in future learning.”

Ms. Jill Wishon, Art and Music

B.S., East Tennessee State University

Post Graduate Hours, Milligan College

VH1 National Keys + Kids Award Winner, Three-Time Tides Foundation Art Grant Recipient, Grammy nominated “Music Educator of the Year"

Ms. Wishon has taught for 16 years, eleven of those years at Sullins. She has two boys, Nicholas and Nolan. Mrs. Wishon loves to play the piano, go to ball games, and enjoys singing anywhere she goes.

"I teach to see the very instant that a child “gets it“ - the moment everything that you have taught them becomes relevant in their life and in their eyes - the moment they believe that anything and everything is possible."

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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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