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About Your Principal

I have had the pleasure of serving students and teachers in Bedford County Public Schools for the last 27 years.  Prior to arriving as your Principal on July 1, 2019, I served in a variety of administrative roles including: Director of Instruction and Principal Supervision from 2014 – 2019; Liberty High School Principal from 2012 – 2014; Staunton River Middle School Principal from 2011 – 2012; Supervisor of Mathematics, Science, and Gifted Education from 2010 – 2011; and Liberty High School Assistant Principal from 2007 – 2010.  In 2013, I was honored to be named “Student Council Association Principal of the Year” for the State of Virginia.

I taught Chemistry, Advanced Chemistry, Chemistry II, and Science Research at Liberty High School from 1994 – 2007. I also served as a JV Baseball Coach, National Honor Society Advisor, Academic Team Coach, and Senior Class sponsor during those years.  I was selected to receive the “Dedication to Quality Education” award from the Central Virginia Governor’s School for Science and Technology for the 1996 – 1997 school year.  In 2005, I was named Liberty High School “Teacher of the Year.”

I earned a BA in Chemistry from Roanoke College in 1993 and a MEd in Educational Leadership from Lynchburg College in 2007.  Prior to starting my doctoral coursework at Lynchburg College in 2011, and completing the requirements to obtain my Division Superintendent License, I completed a cognate of literacy classes, earning a Literacy & Reading Certificate.  I am a certified trainer for A Framework for Understanding Poverty, inspired by Dr. Ruby Payne’s work, and a Thinking Maps: Write from the Beginning trainer for Bedford County Public Schools.

I grew up on my family’s farm in Franklin County where I continue to raise Registered Angus cattle and donkeys in my spare time.  I have resided in Bedford County for the past 21 years with my wife, Heather, a high school Calculus and Statistics teacher with Franklin County Public Schools.  We have three children, Quinn (age 19), Claire (age 17), and Hannah (age 6). 

Mr. Overstreet believes that we should be servant leaders, always keeping the best interest of students in mind.


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