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Jessica Geyer

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Mrs. Geyer is entering her 21st year in education. During this time, Mrs. Geyer has served as the principal of Staunton River Middle School (2021-present), Staunton River High assistant principal (2022-2023), and Staunton River Middle School assistant principal (2018-2020). She has been a part of the BCPS team since 2015 when she served as a history teacher at Bedford Middle School.

Mrs. Geyer began her teaching career with Hanover County Public Schools in 2002 where she served in various capacities including general education, special education and athletics at Bell Creek Middle School. Mrs. Geyer resides in Bedford with her family. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading, and baking!

Mrs. Geyer earned a Bachelor’s degree (2002) in Early Childhood Development from Lynchburg College, a Master’s degree (2008) in Special Education from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Lynchburg (2018). Mrs. Geyer is excited to serve Staunton River Middle School as an educator, administrator, and community member.


Assistant Principal (A-I)

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Dawn Verhoeff
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Ms. Dawn Verhoeff will be entering her thirteenth year with BCPS as an assistant principal at Staunton River Middle School. Prior to this position, Ms. Verhoeff has served as an assistant principal at Staunton River High School and Liberty High School, and as the Supervisor of Science, Fine Arts, and Gifted and Talented programs for the division.  

Ms. Verhoeff earned her Master of Education and is ABD from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, both programs were in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Pre-Professional Science with a minor in Chemistry from Ferrum College. Ms. Verhoeff also served in the United States Air Force with the 363rd Tactical Air Command out of Shaw Air Force Base.

Ms. Verhoeff resides in Franklin County, VA and in her free time, enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and taking care of her pets. 

Assistant Principal (J-Z)

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Kathy Brisentine
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 Mrs. Kathy Brisentine has been an educator for 17 years.  She began her teaching career in Prince Edward County where she taught US History I to 6th-graders.  In 2012, she came to Bedford County and has served in multiple schools and roles.  Mrs. Brisentine was a 7th grade English and Civics teacher at Forest Middle School, an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher for Jefferson Forest High School and the division, and finally the Lead Teacher for Offsite Learning supporting all educators in Bedford County Public Schools. Mrs. Brisentine is excited to see how she can support Staunton River Middle School and the community as an Assistant Principal

Mrs. Brisentine earned her Bachelor's degree (2008) in Liberal Studies for Elementary and Middle School Education from Longwood University, her Master's degree (2017) in History from Lynchburg College, and her Administration and Supervision Endorsement (2021) from Longwood University.  She lives in Forest, VA with her husband and three kids.  She enjoys many crafting activities and spending time with family and friends.