Holston High School is privileged to have acquired the services of four exceptional new teachers for the 2017-18 school year. They are: Physical Education teacher Jason Southworth, Art teacher Jessie Smith, Learning Lab teacher Zach Fleenor, and French teacher Erinn Linkous.
Mr. Southworth, a native of Mechanicsville, VA, attended Virginia Intermont College on a basketball scholarship. After graduating in 2007, he taught at Tazewell Elementary for five years before moving on to the Minnick School in Wytheville for a year. He will be coaching the golf team at Holston.
Art teacher Ms. Smith, a native of Chilhowie, attended Emory and Henry College. Prior to graduating in 2016, she student taught at HHS. In the year since she graduated, she has worked as a substitute teacher and for Family Preservation Services. In addition to teaching, she will serve as the volleyball team’s assistant coach.
Mr. Fleenor, who will be in charge of the learning lab, attended UVA Wise on a football scholarship. After graduating in 2015, he spent a year teaching the driving component of Driver’s Education at John Battle. A talented athlete, he will serve as head wrestling coach and assist with football and baseball.
French Teacher Ms. Linkous attended King University, graduating in 2007. She has since worked with student ministries in the area. The Abingdon native will split her teaching responsibilities between Holston and Patrick Henry.
These young, talented educators will provide HHS and its students with the ingredients for success. Holston’s faculty and staff welcome them and wish them the best as they launch their careers with Washington County Schools.