Our Principals

Chris Knick, Principal
FreAnda Glass, Assistant Principal

Meet Mr. Knick:

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 has works closely with Ms. Glass to ensure Dan River Middle School is a safe, clean, nurturing, and challenging environment for all students.

Mr. Knick lives in Danville, VA with his two children, Samaria and Christopher. He is an active member of The River Church. He enjoys being outdoors gardening, working on his parent’s farm, and going to baseball and football games at any level. He has helped coach in the Dan River youth baseball league for the past two years.

Meet Ms. Glass:

Ms. Glass

FreAnda Glass is also a native of Pittsylvania County growing up in the Java/Riceville community. She was an honor graduate of Gretna High School Class of 1998. Ms. Glass graduated from Lynchburg College in 2002 with a double major in Sociology and Psychology and from Longwood University in 2007 with a Master of Science degree in College and Community Counseling.

Ms. Glass started her career in education at Gretna Middle School in 2008 as a School Counselor and remained in this position until 2014. With ten years of experience in school counseling at the middle school and elementary schools levels, as well as one year of experience as a High School Career Coach, Ms. Glass is dedicated to the social/emotional development and wellness of all students.


In 2013 Ms. Glass received her Master of Education degree from Lynchburg College in Educational Leadership and began her administrative career as Assistant Principal of Gretna Middle School from 2014-2016. She was named Assistant Principal of Dan River Middle School in 2021 and works closely with Principal Knick to ensure a conducive learning environment for all students.

Ms. Glass currently lives in Chatham, VA. She is a member of the Riceville Missionary Baptist Church and is also a member of the Riceville Order of Eastern Star #168. She enjoys cooking, crafting, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.