Principal Page

Notes from the Principal

Be sure to join us for Open House on August 9th from 12:00 to 7:00.  Bring your school supplies and meet your new teacher as you see other families and sign up for the PTA.  Stop by and welcome our new secretary, Gina Boyet, and bookkeeper, Donna Newcomb.  Say hello to our new library media specialist Heidi Oliver while you are here.

August 13th is the first day of school!  Remember that students cannot be dropped off until the doors open at 7:35.  We will use the same car rider drop off and pick up system and areas as last year.

Be sure to review the updated Family Handbook and Student Code of Conduct.

Office hours are 7:35 - 4:00 each day.

The school is receiving new Monday folders in September.  These are paid for through ads on the folders of local businesses.  We want to thank these community sponsors and encourage you to use their services:

Nadine Blakely—Realtor                                    Custom Structures

Peaks View Dental                                               Kathryn’s Flowers & Gift Shop

La Carreta                                                             Tom’s Heating & Air

Wishing You Well Counseling Center               Super Kicks—Forest

Polished 2 Perfection—Cleaning Serivices

Professional Home Care—Cleaning Services


I am very excited to join the wonderful staff of Otter River Elementary School (ORES) for the 2018-19 school year.  We are currently hard at work preparing for the opening of the school year.  We will be mailing class assignments on July 26th.  Be sure to stop by on Thursday, August 9th between 12:00 and 7:00 pm.  Bring your school supplies and meet your new teacher.

See you soon!
Andy Greenough

Andy Greenough 

Andy Greenough began serving as the principal of Otter River Elementary School July 1, 2018.  He previously served as the Principal of Thomas Jefferson Elementary from July of 2009 until June of 2018 and New London Academy from 2006 to 2009.  Prior to becoming a principal, Mr. Greenough served as the assistant principal at Thomas Jefferson Elementary for the 2005-20006 school year, and at Forest Middle School from 2002 to 2005.  Mr. Greenough taught third grade at Thomas Jefferson Elementary from 2000 to 2002, and second grade at New London Academy from 1996 to 2000.

Mr. Greenough previously worked for the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office serving as a D.A.R.E. Officer, Training Coordinator and a variety of other positions within the department.  While serving as the training coordinator he was a State certified firearms, defensive tactics, first aid instructor and trained as a Glock armorer & firearms instructor.

Mr. Greenough earned his Master of Education in Education Leadership from Lynchburg College.  He completed his teacher license at Norfolk State University.  He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance Management from Old Dominion University.
Mr. Greenough moved from the Tidewater area in 1996 to begin his career in education.  He is married with two children.  His son is a graduate of Bedford County Schools and Central Virginia Community College.  He now attends James Madison University.  His daughter attends Bedford County Public Schools.

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