School Administration

Marcus Petty, Principal

Mr. Marcus L. Petty Sr. received his Bachelor of Science and his Master of Education from Virginia Commonwealth University.  He began his teaching career in 2011 in Chesterfield Public School  s, where he taught Heath & Physical Education and served as the Department Chair.  During his time in Chesterfield, he served as Coordinator of the Success Initiative for high school students and as an Administrator of the 21-Century Program.   In addition, he was voted 2014 Teacher of the Year due to his revitalization of two programs and his dedication to students.   He served as Assistant Principal and currently, is the Principal of Charles City High School.  One of his many plans for the high school is to continue to bring in corporate partners such as Rolls Royce in order to offer CCHS students’ exposure, additional training, and career opportunities after graduation.     

Dr. Suzan Denby, Assistant Principal

Dr. Suzan Denby received her Bachelor of Science, Masters of Education, as well as both her Post-Masters and PhD in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Denby has over 20 years of experience in education where she has served in both the public and private sectors. She has taught Math at both the middle school and high school levels and is also endorsed in multiple areas of exceptional education. During her tenure in Henrico County Public Schools, she was recognized for her work with students with exceptional needs by both being nominated as Teacher of the Year (2005) and receiving the Gilman Award (2009). In addition, Dr. Denby has served in various administrative roles, including numerous department chair and committee chair positions, as well as Mentor Coordinator, Staff Development Coordinator, Special Education Coordinator, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Director of Exceptional Education