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Principal's Bio

A little bit about the principal...

Mrs. Karen Sykes Brown is life long resident of Buchanan County. A 1985 graduate of Grundy High School, she then attended Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia, majoring in mathematics. Mrs. Brown began her teaching career in the county in 1991 at Grundy Junior High (the present site of the the Appalachian School of Law). During her tenure in Buchanan County Mrs. Brown completed additional graduate and post graduate degrees in education. She earned her Master of Science degree with a concentration in physics from Radford University, Radford, Virginia in 2001; later followed by an Education Specialist degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, in 2009.  She is the wife of Troy and the mother of grown daughters Bailee and Peyton. Mrs. Brown has a deep and abiding love of her family, her hometown and the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia.

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