Amy Barbour, Principal
Dr. Amy Barbour received her bachelor's degree in English with secondary education certification from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She then began teaching ninth grade at South Johnston High School in North Carolina in 1996. Having taught all levels and content areas of high school English in North Carolina and Alaska, Dr. Barbour came to Houston County in 2004, teaching at Houston County High School.
After serving as English Department Chair for two years, Dr. Barbour served as an Assistant Principal at Houston County High School before coming to Veterans High School as the Assistant Principal for Instruction. She served as the API from 2010-2018, and was named principal of VHS in 2018. Dr. Barbour holds a master's degree and a specialist degree in School Administration and Leadership from Georgia College and State University, and a doctorate of Curriculum and Leadership from Columbus State University. Her husband, Lt. Colonel Stephen Barbour, is active duty Air Force, serving at Robins Air Force Base. They have two children, Hannah and Landon.
Mark Antley, Assistant Principal
Mr. Mark Antley earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Savannah State University. He is a veteran of the Department of the United States Navy/Marine Corps. He earned his master's and specialist degrees in educational leadership from Georgia College and State University.
Mr. Antley's educational experience includes teaching and coaching at Beaufort Middle School in Beaufort, South Carolina, where he was selected Teacher of the Year in 2005. His most recent experience is as an assistant principal in Baldwin County where he also coached football and track. Mr. Antley has three children: Maya, Jada, and Mark Jr.
Ashley Brock, Assistant Principal for Instruction
Mrs. Ashley Brock received her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Georgia in 2005. She also has a master's degree in accomplished teaching from Georgia Southern University and a degree in educational leadership from Valdosta State University. She returned home to Houston County to teach English at Warner Robins High School, where she worked for 11 years. She has received both gifted and advanced placement certification and taught all levels of high school English. She also coached cheerleading and served as the English Department Chair.
Mrs. Brock joined the Veterans High School staff as the Assistant Principal for Instruction in 2018. She lives in Perry with her husband, Zach and her daughter, Peyton.
Chad Simmons, Assistant Principal
Mr. Chad Simmons received his bachelor degree in Physical Education from Georgia Southwestern State University in 1998. He went on to receive his master’s degree in Physical Education from Georgia Southwestern State University in 2002. Lastly, he obtained his specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Cambridge College in 2008.
Mr. Simmons began his career coaching both football and baseball. During 16 years of coaching high school football, he won two state championships.
Mr. Simmons served as an assistant principal at Northside High School from 2016-2018. He joined the Veterans High School staff as the strength and conditioning coordinator and an assistant football coach for the 2020 school year. Beginning the 2021 school year, Mr. Simmons will serve in his new role as assistant principal. Mr. Simmons and his wife, Jenni, have three children, Ti, Lydi, and Hudson.
Sherry Johnson, Assistant Principal CTAE
Dr. Sherry Johnson is a native of Quitman, Mississippi. She received her bachelor's degree in Business and Office Education from the University of West Alabama. She holds a master's degree in Instructional Technology from Georgia College and State University, a specialist degree in School Administration and Leadership, along with a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Leadership from Columbus State University.
In 1990, she began her teaching career at Jackson Middle School in Jackson, South Carolina. In 1993, she moved to Georgia and taught Keyboarding and Exploratory courses for seven years at Dooly County Middle School and coached middle and high school cheerleaders.
For eleven years she taught Business Education at Perry High School, where she served as Lead FBLA Adviser and department chair. During her years at Perry High she served as region FBLA adviser to several region officers, State FBLA Adviser to four state officers, including the 2007-2008 State FBLA President, as well as adviser to region, state, and national winners. She also served as the 2010-2011 Perry High Teacher of the Year, 2010 Georgia Business Education Association Teacher of the Year, and 2011 Southern Business Education Association Secondary Teacher of the Year.
She has been the Assistant Principal and CTAE Supervisor at Veterans High since 2011. Dr. Johnson and her husband, Jack, have two children, Trevor and Jaylon.