Vinton-WFIRFrom Roanoke County Public Schools: VINTON – The Roanoke County School Board has named Tammy Newcomb as the new principal at William Byrd High School (WBHS), effective July 1. Newcomb replaces Dr. Richard Turner who will retire at the end of the current school year.

Newcomb began her tenure at Roanoke County Public Schools in 1991 as a teacher at WBMS where she taught English and Math for 12 years. In 2003, she was named the assistant principal at W.E. Cundiff Elementary School.  Two years later, Newcomb became the principal at Green Valley Elementary School.  In 2011, Newcomb returned to WBMS as principal, where she continues to serve today.

Newcomb, a graduate of William Byrd High School, holds a Bachelor’s degree from Radford University and a Masters Degree from Virginia Tech.  She is endorsed in administration and supervision by the VDOE.

“Tammy has shown outstanding leadership at William Byrd Middle School,” said Roanoke County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Greg Killough.  “I’m very pleased she will continue to be a leader in the William Byrd community and will carry on the Terrier tradition,” Dr. Killough said.