CCHS Principal - Dr. Brian Matney
Dear Students and Parents,
I can’t tell you how honored – and excited – I am to be with you here at Currituck County High School; although new to campus, I can already see what a special place this is and why CCHS is held in such high regard!
We are looking forward to a wonderful year of service to you, our students and parents, and to our larger community. I know our rich history and the standards of excellence established here – in academics, athletics, the fine arts, and extracurriculars – will continue to be a beacon for schools across the state of North Carolina.
We wish you all the best for a standout school year and, as always, “Go, Knights!”
Brian K. Matney, Ph.D.
Dr. Matney comes to us following some three decades of service to the Commonwealth of Virginia, where he led Frank W. Cox and Landstown High Schools, as well as Lynnhaven Middle School, as principal. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Virginia and secured his Master's and Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also recently 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 with AdvancED, a graduate of the National Institute for School Leadership, has served on national advisories with both the College Board and NASSP, and recently completed a four-year term on the Virginia Governor's Innovation and Testing Reform Committee. 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 was elected as president of VASSP.
He and his wife, an advanced placement chemistry teacher, have two sons, a junior at Virginia Tech and a rising high school senior.