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Principal’s Message

Dear Varina High School Families,

Principal, Dr. Darin Thompson

Welcome to SY 22-23 Blue Devil Families, Students, Staff, and Community Members! As we celebrated many successes during an unprecedented return to in-person learning last year, there was a lot to learn and build upon so that our students can have highly engaging and meaningful experiences. In year number three of my tenure as principal here at Varina, I look forward to advancing our vision and mission through necessary enhancements that strengthen our foundation, create optimal conditions, and embrace innovation and paradigm shifting. Hence, the goal will be to “Culturize”! Enhancements around “Culturizing” entail expecting excellence, making positivity contagious, consistently instilling hope in our young scholars, and being champions for ALL students! As your principal, I commit to this fully in terms of what guides my leadership and I charge everyone in Blue Devil Nation with the same commitment to “Culturizing” as ONE family, ONE team for EVERYONE EVERYWHERE!


Dr. Darin A. Thompson, Ph.D.
Proud Principal