Administration

 

Mr. C. Todd Tarkenton – Principal

Mr. TarkentonMr. Tarkenton is a proud graduate of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools. He earned a B.S. in Kinesiology from the College of William and Mary in 1992. While teaching 7th and 8th grade science and coaching basketball and baseball at Landstown Middle School from 1995 to 2005, he earned his M.Ed. in Supervision and Administration from the University of Virginia in 2004. Mr. Tarkenton then served as an assistant principal at Ocean Lakes High School from 2005 to 2011. After receiving his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from Regent University in 2010, he became the Director of Instructional Services in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in February, 2011. Mr. Tarkenton was appointed as principal of Green Run High School in July, 2013. Mr. Tarkenton resides in Virginia Beach with his wife, who is a teacher in VBPCS, and their two sons, ages 16 and 14, who attend high school in VBCPS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. John Cosimano – 11th Grade Assistant Principal

Mr. CosimanoMr. Cosimano is a proud product of Virginia Beach City Public Schools. After being a member of the 50th graduating class of Princess Anne High School, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Virginia Tech in 2009. Mr. Cosimano then continued his education at Old Dominion University, earning an Master of Science degree in Secondary Education in 2012 and an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership in 2014. He is currently working toward his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Old Dominion University. Working and living in Virginia Beach all of his life, he began professionally as a high school science teacher at Princess Anne High School where he taught Earth Science, Chemistry, MYP Chemistry, Biology, IB Biology and AP Biology. Mr. Cosimano then moved to Kempsville High School to serve as School Improvement Specialist in June 2014. Next, in August 2015, he was able to serve at Virginia Beach Middle School as an Administrative Assistant before becoming a Stallion in July 2016. His wife, Katie Cosimano, is a VBCPS high school Student Activities Coordinator, and his daughter Maggie is growing up at school events like Mr. Cosimano - as both of his parents are retired secondary language teachers who spent 35+ years as active participants in their respective VBCPS school communities.

 

 

 

Dr. Kellie Mason – 9th Grade Assistant Principal

Dr. MasonDr. Kellie A. Mason has worked in Virginia Beach City Public Schools for twenty-four years. Dr. Mason has taught civics, world history and AP Government in various middle and high schools within the district. In 2006, she joined the Central Administration Team where she served as the AVID/Remediation Instructional Specialist with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. In 2011, Dr. Mason then served as an assistant principal at Frank W. Cox High school before moving to Green Run High School. Dr. Mason holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, a Masters of Teaching degree in Secondary Social Studies, and an Education Specialist degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Virginia. She completed her endorsement in Gifted Education from the University of Virginia, as well. She graduated May 2015 from Old Dominion University with a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Educational Leadership.  Dr. Mason is married to Dr. Richard Mason, Jr., and they are the proud parents of Richard M. Mason, III (affectionately called Tripp) who is a senior at Kecoughtan High School in Hampton, Virginia. 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Leslie Lehner – 10th Grade Assistant Principal

Ms. LehnerMs. Lehner is a graduate of Salem High School in Virginia Beach City Public Schools. She earned a B.S. in Business Management from Virginia Tech, a M.Ed. in Secondary Education Mathematics from Old Dominion University, and an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from Old Dominion University. Prior to serving as an Assistant Principal at Green Run, Ms. Lehner served as an Administrative Assistant at Green Run High School, Algebra 1 and Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow teacher at Salem High School, and a 6th grade math teacher at Larkspur Middle School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Elizabeth C. Pickett – 12th Grade Assistant Principal

Ms. PickettMrs. Pickett has been an Assistant Principal at Green Run High School since 2014. She graduated from Virginia Beach City Public Schools, then earned a Bachelor of Science from Radford University, a Master of Arts from The Ohio State University, and an Education Specialist degree from The University of Virginia. Mrs. Pickett taught Social Studies for nine years in a neighboring division, while also coaching field hockey and volleyball. In 2011, she returned to VBCPS and became the School Improvement Specialist at Tallwood High School. Mrs. Pickett lives in Virginia Beach with her husband and their two young children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Shannon Drury – Student Activities Coordinator

Ms. DruryMs. Drury is a proud graduate of Frank W. Cox High School in Virginia Beach City Public Schools.  She earned a B.B.A. in Sports Management from the University of Miami and continued her education at Southern New Hampshire University where she earned her MBA.  Ms. Drury taught Business and Leadership Skills at Frank W. Cox High School, while coaching Girls’ Varsity Basketball and sponsoring the SCA/Leadership Workshop.  She spent one year at Princess Anne High School teaching Business, coordinating Princess Anne’s Leadership Workshop, and serving as Assistant SAC.  Prior to serving as the Student Activities Coordinator at Green Run, Ms. Drury was the Student Activities Coordinator at Landstown Middle School.  Ms. Drury and her family reside in Virginia Beach and she is the proud mother of her daughter Keely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Kathy Ferrell – Guidance Chair

Ms. FerrellMrs. Ferrell, a native of Hopewell, Virginia, received her B.S. in Psychology and her Masters in Counselor Education from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She is an experienced school counselor, who has worked in alternative and comprehensive settings at the Middle School and High School levels.  Mrs. Ferrell takes great pride in helping students unlock their true potential.  As a member of ASCA, the American School Counselor Association, Mrs. Ferrell works to ensure that the School Counseling Department at Green Run meets the academic, social, emotional and college and career needs of all Stallions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Corey M. Bacs – School Improvement Specialist

Ms. Harris Mrs. Bacs is a proud graduate of First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach City Public Schools.  She earned a B.A. in Special Education and a M.Ed. in Learning and Technology from Western Governors University. In 2016, she earned her Ed.S. in Educational Leadership and Administration from George Washington University. Prior to working at Green Run High School as the School Improvement Specialist, Mrs. Bacs taught as a special education teacher, co-teaching English 6, at Virginia Beach Middle School and as a special education assistant at W.T. Cooke Elementary School. Mrs. Bacs resides in Virginia Beach with her husband Charlie and is the proud mother of Ryley (Radford University), Griffin (at VCU), and Miles (a junior at First Colonial High School).