Our Administrators

Seated:  Paula Cocke, Principal
Standing:  Jennifer Andrews, Assistant Principal

Meet Mrs. Cocke:

  • 1976-Graduated from Gretna High School
  • 1994-Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B. S. Degree in Special Education and Psychology from Lynchburg College
  • 2009-M.S. Degree in Educational Leadership from Lynchburg College
  • 1995-2010 - Sp. Ed. Teacher for Pittsylvania County Schools
  • August 2010 - Assistant Principal at Stony Mill Elementary
  • August 2012 - Assistant Principal - Gretna Elementary
  • July 2014 - Principal of Gretna Elementary
Personal Background
Married to Richard Cocke - Town Manager of Chatham, VA

Two Children:
Andria Cocke, 2008 Graduate of Lynchburg College
Evan Cocke, Employed by Shentel in Lynchburg, VA

Meet Mrs. Andrews:

Mrs. Andrews began her career in education 26 years ago in Pittsylvania County. She is a 1989 graduate of Gretna High School. She graduated from Radford University in1993 to earn a bachelor’s degree to become a teacher. She received her administration degree from Lynchburg College in 2008.

Mrs. Andrews’ knowledge and expertise make her a valuable asset to Gretna Elementary and Pittsylvania County schools.

She and her husband, Mr. Will Andrews, live in Altavista, Virginia with their two children, Emma and Nate. Mr. Andrews is employed by Frito Lay in Lynchburg, Virginia. Emma is a 10th grader at Altavista Combined School, and Nate is a fifth-grader at Gretna Elementary School.

When not at school, Jennifer enjoys reading and watching her children play sports.