School Board

The Smyth County School Board is an elected body responsible for setting the overall policy and direction of the school system. Members are elected to four-year terms. Each member represents a specific geographic area of Smyth County, as indicated by the following table.

The School Board meets regularly on the second Monday of each month. Meetings are held in the board meeting room, 121 Bagley Circle, Suite 300, Marion, VA 24354, unless noted below. Each regular meeting begins with closed session at 5:00 p.m. and public session following at 6:00 p.m.


District Board Member Email Phone
Atkins (12/2027) Susan B. Williams, Chairman [email protected] 276-686-5321
Chilhowie (12/2027) Todd Williams, Vice-Chairman [email protected] 864-237-2849
North Fork (12/2025) Charles "Mac" Buchanan, Jr. [email protected] 276-782-0301
Park (12/2027) Dr. Kyle Rhodes [email protected] 276-782-2586
Royal Oak (12/2025) Dr. Paul Grinstead [email protected] 276-685-9138
Rye Valley (12/2024) William "Gwyn" Combs [email protected] 276-677-3208
Saltville (12/2024) Joseph Johnson [email protected] 276-525-0784