Paul Nichols currently serves as School Superintendent for Mecklenburg County Public Schools. He is a native of Mecklenburg County, growing up in South Hill. Paul began a career in education in 1980 and has served as a teacher, counselor, and administrator in K12 and at the university level. In 1998 he shifted to educational support and consulting, working with the Virginia Department of Education and two national education software companies. In 2007 he helped create Virginia Advanced Study Strategies (VASS), a 501(c )3 non-profit focused on K12 education reform and served as its first President and CEO. Paul focuses on students, parents, school staff, and local businesses and leaders to prepare students for success with career and college. He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center and is a proud graduate of LEAD VA class of 2012.
Proxy Representative: Abe Jeffers