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George Washington High School principal Reyhan Deskins is moving to Franklin County



Danville, Virginia – Reyhan Deskins, the principal of George Washington High School (GW), announced on Tuesday that he will be leaving the school after the 23–24 academic year. Deskins will be returning to Franklin County to take up the role of principal at Franklin County High School, according to Danville Public Schools (DPS).

In 2022, Deskins became a principal at GW. According to DPS, he has managed significant construction projects, increased participation, and prioritized the school’s student experience.

“The board thanks Mr. Deskins for his two years of leadership at George Washington High School,” School Board Chair Ty’Quan Graves said. “He has made a positive impact at GW, and we wish him the very best in his future endeavors.”

“Mr. Deskins has done wonderful work at George Washington High School for our students,” DPS Superintendent Dr. Angela Hairston said. “We appreciate his guidance, perseverance, and unyielding support of GW students. He will be missed by staff, administrators, and scholars alike.”

Deskins will finish his present academic term at GW. Within the next week, the GW principal position will be advertised, and DPS leadership will meet with staff and family to talk about the qualities they hope to see in GW’s future leader.

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