A College Preparatory Private School with Two Campuses in Suffolk, VA. Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12.

Head of School Search

Aerial view of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy's Main Campus
In January, Debbie Russell announced that she is stepping down as the head of school at the conclusion of the 2022-2023 academic year. We are extremely grateful for her unwavering dedication to the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy community and for her many significant contributions during her tenure as head of school.
The Board of Trustees has established a Head of School Search Committee and has retained Southern Teachers, a premier national recruiter for independent schools, to assist with the process. A national search is being conducted to find NSA's seventh head of school, who will join the NSA family in July 2023. We invite the community to visit this page regularly for updates on the search. 

Recent Announcements


Head of School Search Committee

W. Ashton Lewis Jr. '90CHairman of the head of school search committee and Chairman of the Board of trustees

L. Taylor Harrell IIIPAST Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Inclusivity and Multiculturalism Committee Chair

Jennifer P. Bivins Secretary of the board of trustees

Andrew L. Bolling '92 Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair of the board of trustees

Howard "Dexter" CasterlowMember of the board of trustees

G. Robert Aston Jr.Past chairman of the board of trustees


Throughout the search process, the NSA community is encouraged to share their thoughts and questions with the Search Committee via email at hossearch@nsacademy.org.