Chris Knick, Principal
Lauren Bunn, Assistant Principal

Meet Mr. Knick:


Christopher Knick, a native of Callands, VA, was an honor graduate of Chatham High School in 1995 and a cum laude graduate from Averett College in 1999 with a double major in Mathematics and Computer Science while also playing four years for the Averett College Cougar baseball team. Mr. Knick began his teaching career in 1999 teaching mathematics for Danville Public Schools while also coaching baseball and football at George Washington High School.

In 2003, Mr. Knick earned a Master of Education Degree with a concentration in mathematics from Averett University. He began teaching dual enrollment Precalculus and Statistics at the Piedmont Governor’s School for Mathematics, Science in the fall of 2003. Mr. Knick returned to teach Advanced Precalculus and the first AP Statistics course at George Washington High School in the fall of 2012. In 2014, Mr. Knick earned an Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University. Mr. Knick served as Mathematics Department Chair at GW from 2013-2016. He used data driven decisions, common assessments and worked with a dedicated math team to keep GWHS accredited in mathematics.

Mr. Knick began his administrative career in 2016 as assistant principal of Dan River Middle School. He will work closely with Ms. Bunn to ensure Dan River Middle School is a safe, clean, nurturing, and challenging environment for all students.

Mr. Knick lives in Dry Fork, VA with his two children, Samaria and Christopher. He is an active member of The Riveroak Church of God. He enjoys being outdoors gardening, working on his parent’s farm, and going to baseball and football games at any level. He has coached in the Dan River youth baseball and basketball leagues for several years.

Meet Mrs. Bunn:


Lauren Bunn is also a native of Pittsylvania County, growing up in the Tunstall district and graduating from Tunstall High School in 2009. Mrs. Bunn graduated from Emory & Henry College in 2013 with a major in Interdisciplinary English.

Mrs. Bunn began her career in education at Dan River Middle School, where she taught seventh and eighth grade English for nine years. Mrs. Bunn then taught at Stony Mill Elementary School in first grade for one year.

In 2018, Mrs. Bunn received her Master of Education degree from Averett University in Administration and Supervision and began her administrative career as the Assistant Principal of Dan River Middle School in 2023.

Mrs. Bunn still lives in the Tunstall district with her husband, Austin, and their son, Wesley. She is a member of the Junior Wednesday Club, and enjoys camping, reading, and spending time with her family.