CCHS Principal - Dr. Brian Matney
Dear Students and Parents,
As you can imagine, an air of great excitement continues to build as we look forward to the beginning of a new academic term at Currituck County High School. We truly have much to be proud of here on campus, from our students' standout work in our classrooms, to stellar performances in extracurriculars, to their tradition of service to our community.
This past spring, we were honored to be authorized by the College Board as one of only 1,800 schools across the globe to offer the prestigious Advanced Placement Capstone diploma. This challenging and rigorous course of study is honored by colleges and universities, including some of the most competitive in America. We also enjoyed our first team state titles in twenty-five years this past year as both our womens' volleyball and cheerleading squads set the standard for 2A schools across North Carolina. Our fine arts programs continued to shine, our students earned invaluable workplace credentials, and our young people devoted literally hundreds of hours in philanthropic endeavors benefitting those in our county and beyond.
As always, our goal is to continue striving to be a beacon for schools across the Carolinas. We wish you all the best for another standout year in the life of our school. It really is a good day, everyday, to be a Currituck Knight, and it is my privilege to serve with you!
Brian K. Matney, Ph.D., Principal
Dr. Matney comes to us following some three decades of service to public education, where he led Virginia Beach's Frank W. Cox and Landstown High Schools, as well as Lynnhaven Middle School, as principal. He is a Phi Beta Kappa and Echols Scholar graduate of the University of Virginia and secured his Master's and Ph.D. under a fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2017, he also earned certification in advanced educational leadership through the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. During his career, he has been recognized by his peers as the 2006 Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals (VASSP) Outstanding High School Principal, his fellow alumni as the 2008 UVA Curry Foundation Principal of the Year, and students as the 2014 Virginia Association of Student Councils (VSCA) Administrator of the Year.
He is a certified evaluator for school accreditation through AdvancED, a graduate of the National Institute for School Leadership, has served on national advisories with both the College Board and NASSP, and completed a four-year term on the Virginia Governor's Innovation and Testing Reform Committee in 2016. He has been named a Paul Harris Fellow through Rotary International, recognized as Virginia Beach's Outstanding Young Citizen by the Jaycees following his first year as a principal in 1998, and in 2014-2015 served as statewide president of VASSP.
He and his wife, an advanced placement chemistry teacher, have two sons, a senior at Virginia Tech and a rising freshman joining his older brother in Blacksburg this fall.