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Sullins Academy Names Mr. Roy Vermillion Head of School
Sullins Academy Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mr. Roy Vermillion has been named Head of School. Mr. Vermillion has been serving as Interim Head of School since the beginning of the 2016-17 school year. Prior to serving as Interim Head of School, Vermillion taught 5th grade and served as Lower School Division Head at Sullins.
Board Chair, Mr. John Rainero shared, “We (Board of Directors) are honored to announce Mr. Vermillion as our Head of School. His performance in the interim capacity and as a teacher was impeccable. Mr. Vermillion has significant experience in independent school education, gifted & talented education, and has extensive experience in administrative capacities in prior independent schools, including as Head of School. He should bring great confidence to the Sullins Academy Community. We look forward to a bright future with Mr. Roy Vermillion as our Head of School.”
Prior to coming to Sullins Academy in 2015, Vermillion worked as an administrator and taught for eighteen years in grades one through eight in Hilton Head, South Carolina. He has a true passion for teaching. Vermillion holds a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Kentucky University, as well as a Masters of Education in Elementary Education from Cambridge College and a M.Ed. in Gifted and Talented Education from Converse College Graduate School. In addition to teaching, Mr. Vermillion has served as a Head of Lower School at The Pine School, Hobe Sound, Florida. He was also the Head of School at Fisher Island Day School, Fisher Island, Florida.
Mr. Vermillion responded to the appointment as Head of School by saying, “Each day it is a pleasure to work with the Sullins students, staff, and families. As we build the future at Sullins, we must be focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with an infusion of the arts into each discipline. Our STEAM initiative, coupled with the instruction of 21st century skills, will produce students who are well prepared for high school and beyond. It is also essential that our students possess strong written and verbal communication abilities. I look forward to continuing my tenure at Sullins Academy.”