LHS grad returns to help lead new elementary school

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

When Garria Yuille left Lancaster High School after graduation in 2003 she was “well-rounded, and ready to pursue my dreams and goals post graduation.”

Yuille’s next step was Longwood University, where she received both her bachelor’s and a master’s before pursuing family counseling and behavioral health. She then began teaching, first as an adjunct professor at the Virginia University of Lynchburg, then as a teacher with Lynchburg City Schools.

These accomplishments came, according to Yuille, because “my mentor, Kimberly Rich, advocated for me to take advanced classes, enabling me to have equitable access to academic opportunities. The guidance department supported me and my family’s decision to challenge myself academically and I had amazing teachers who fully supported me in the classroom.”

Now as assistant principal at Lancaster Elementary School, Yuille also would like to use her mental health background and leadership skills to….

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