Dr. Brian Fellows became the Principal at Deep Run High School in 2019 and began his career in education in 1997, and in administration in 2000. In 2010, he was named a Principal of Distinction by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dr. Fellows is a proud product of HCPS and is a 1994 graduate of Mills E. Godwin High School. He holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Emory and Henry College. He also earned his Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. Education is a passion and is very important to the Fellows Family. He and his wife, Carey, who is the Associate Principal at Harold Macon Ratcliffe Elementary School in Henrico, have two children who attend Henrico County Public Schools. His sister, Dr. Meredith Parker, is the Director of Human Resources for Powhatan County Public Schools. His mother was a teacher and his father worked for over forty years in Richmond City Public Schools serving as the Principal of Albert H. Hill Middle School from 1990-2014. Brian has been a teacher at Tuckahoe Middle, an Assistant Principal at Godwin High, the Principal at Tuckahoe Middle and was the first Principal in the history of Holman Middle (from 2009-2019). Brian also has an unhealthy obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles. #FlyEaglesFly
Mr. Marcellus Bland is our Associate Principal. Mr. Bland began his career in education as a career switcher in 2004 teaching 6th-8th exceptional education science at Fairfield Middle School where he served as an exceptional education teacher, administrative aide, and exceptional education department and safety chair. In 2010, he served as an Exceptional Education Coordinator in Central Office providing exceptional education support county-wide. In 2015, Mr. Bland became the Assistant Principal at Henrico High School where he supervised the science department, school counseling, advanced placement, and international baccalaureate. In 2021, Mr. Bland was promoted to Associate Principal of Deep Run High School. Mr. Bland is a graduate of Virginia Union University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix. Mr. Bland is a native of New Canton, Virginia and during his leisure time, he enjoys walking, running, biking, boxing, singing, barbering, reading daily inspirational motivations, exploring various restaurants, traveling, and spending time with his wife (Allison) and his two boys (Jayden and Mason).
Mrs. Hope W. Parham began her career in education in 2000 at Godwin High School as a chemistry teacher. During her time there she taught all levels including honors and advanced placement. She served as a class and club sponsor, mentor to young teachers, and administrative aide. In 2015, Mrs. Parham was promoted to Assistant Principal at Deep Run High School. She has earned her Bachelors in Chemistry from the University of Virginia and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Regent University. She is a native Richmonder and enjoys music and working with philanthropic efforts to support students in need in her spare time. She is a wife and mother of three children.
Ms. Laura McKinney has been an Assistant Principal at Deep Run High School since 2017 and began her teaching career in Apex, NC. After earning a BA in English at Virginia Tech and entering the workforce, she realized that she wanted a career where she could have an impact. Returning to earn her teaching license at the University of NC- Greensboro, she moved to Cary, NC, where she began teaching English at Apex High School for six years. After relocating to the Richmond area, she began teaching English at Freeman High School and earned her Master’s Degree from VCU. In 2006, Ms. McKinney became the Coordinator for Assessment and Remediation at Freeman High School and served in that role until 2017. As the CAR, she learned the value of building relationships with colleagues, worked with many individuals throughout Henrico county, and strived to impact student lives. In 2017, she became an Assistant Principal at Deep Run and enjoys the community, the teachers, and staff members. Ms. McKinney has lived in Henrico for the longest period of her life having moved around from Connecticut, New York, and then Portsmouth and Virginia Beach. She went to First Colonial High School. Currently, her two children are products of the Henrico County Public Schools with a daughter in middle school and a graduated senior who will continue the Hokie family tradition by attending Virginia Tech.
Ms. Sarah Matthews is the principal’s secretary.
Mr. Michael Kidd spent his first 10 years in education as a teacher, coach, athletic director, and department chair in Hanover County before coming to Henrico in 2017. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science from Virginia Commonwealth University and his Master’s degree in Sport Management and Administration from West Virginia University. Michael and his wife Kelly have two beautiful daughters Audrey and Ella. Michael’s goal is to implement a successful athletic/activities program where all students, student-athletes, and coaches have the opportunity to compete and participate in a safe and supportive environment. Understanding the importance of community, sportsmanship, and professionalism is a top priority. Michael likes playing golf and spending time with his family and friends. Go Wildcats!