Our Administrators

Our Administrators

Mrs. Cocke  Mrs. Mayhew
Paula Cocke, Principal
Email:
Paula.Cocke@pcs.k12.va.us
Shelley Mayhew, Assistant Principal
Email:
Shelley.Mayhew@pcs.k12.va.us
Professional Background
  • 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
Professional Background
  • 2004 - Honor Graduate and Graduate of Merit from Gretna High School
  • 2006 – Graduated from Danville Community College with a Degree in Liberal Arts
  • 2008 – Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lynchburg College with a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education
  • 2019 – Master of Education in Educational Leadership (PK-12) from the University of Lynchburg
  • August 2008 – 2017 – General Education teacher at Chatham Elementary School
  • August 2017 – 2019 – Title 1 teacher at Kentuck Elementary School
  • Fall of 2019 – Division Title 1 Instructional Coach
  • October 2019 – Assistant Principal at Gretna Elementary School

Personal Background 

  • Married to Michael A. Mayhew
  • Two children:  Jack and Ian (currently attending Gretna Elementary)