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Mr. Hugh Scott - Principal

Dr. Scott has over 17 years of experience in education, with one year as Principal at Tar River Academy and four years as Assistant Principal of Southern Nash High School. Dr. Scott is in his 7th year as principal at SNHS.  He earned his Master's in School Administration from North Carolina State University.  Dr. Scott completed his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University and the Project I4 program. While in Nash County Public Schools, he served as a teacher, curriculum coach, and professional development coordinator for the district before moving into an administrative role. Dr. Scott was recognized as the Nash County Public Schools Principal of the Year in the 2020-21 school year and currently serves again as the Principal of the Year of the District.

"I am grateful to serve as principal of Southern Nash High and lead a staff of great and growing educators.  I strive to take our school to the next level to continue a long tradition of excellence. All of our students have the potential to be GREAT, and it takes everyone involved in the child's life to help make them successful!  Our students must embrace their experiences, respond appropriately to challenges, and learn their academic content and valuable character traits to be competitive in this growing global society!  I look forward to working with our students and pushing them in their realization of their full potential!"

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Mr. Gavin Meiring - Assistant Principal

My name is Gavin Meiring and I am excited to be a part of the Firebird family. I have over 20 years of experience as an educator. I was born and raised in South Africa where I graduated from High School as well as received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from the University of Stellenbosch. I began my career in education as an Elementary School teacher and later on as a High School Afrikaans (my first language) teacher. In 2004, I relocated to the United States where I first started teaching at Middlesex Elementary School and then Red Oak Middle School where I taught 6th Grade Social Studies as well as coached boys and girls soccer. In 2013, I earned my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from The American College of Education. I have served as Assistant Principal at Forest Hills Middle School, Fike High School, and Hunt High School. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful family, playing golf, watching rugby, cricket, soccer, and football (Go Cowboys) I am looking forward to working with the Firebird students, families, and staff as we continue to do what best for students every day.

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Ms. Aretha Battle - Assistant Principal

Ms. Battle has served as an educator in Nash County for the past ten years. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education (K-6) in 2012 and her Master's Degree in School Administration in 2019 from East Carolina University. Ms. Battle taught Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade at Red Oak Elementary. Also, she served as the Assistant Basketball Coach to Southern Nash High's Varsity Girls' Basketball Team from 2009-2015 and the Junior Varsity Head Coach for the Nash Central High Volleyball Team from 2016-2017. 

Ms. Battle truly believes that this administrative opportunity will help her to lead and be a positive asset to the school. She is passionate about helping students accomplish their academic and social goals by supporting their needs and building genuine relationships with them. Ms. Battle is very excited about continuing her administrative career at Southern Nash High School and looks forward to working with the students, staff members, and families in the community. 

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Ms. Amanda Gill - Interim Assistant Principal

Ms. Gill has served as an educator in Nash County for the past seven years. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from NC Wesleyan College in 2004 and in 2017 began the NC Teach program at East Carolina University to obtain her teaching license. She is currently earning her Masters in Administration from North Carolina Central University and is scheduled to graduate in May, 2024. 

Ms. Gill served as an EC Teacher for 3rd-5th grades at Swift Creek Elementary from 2017-2023. She completed the first part of her admin internship at Nashville Elementary School during the first semester of the 2023-2024 school year. She is now completing her internship at Southern Nash High School. 

Ms. Gill is passionate about serving others and striving to make a difference in the lives of the students and staff that she works with. Ms. Gill is excited about continuing her administrative career at Southern Nash High School and looks forward to working alongside the staff, students, and families within the Firebird the community. 

Dr. Scott

  • ISS/Choices

  • Cafeteria

  • Custodians

  • Laptops

  • Lunch Forms

  • EC

  • PE

  • Family & Community Committee

Ms. Battle

  • ISS/Choices

  • Bells

  • CIS

  • Driver's Education

  • Fire/Tornado/Lockdown Drills


  • Online Labs-NCC

  • Schools Pictures

  • Testing Coordinator-EOCs

  • Tips

  • Benchmark Testing

  • English

  • Science

  • School Support Committee

Mr. Meiring

  • ACT/PreACT

  • Emergency Operations Plan

  • EOP


  • Facilities/Rentals

  • Keys

  • Metal Detectors

  • HR Director

  • Testing EOCs Backup

  • The Village Program

  • College Board

  • Parking

  • Scheduling

  • Mentors

  • History

  • World Language/ESL

  • Staff Services

All Admin

  • Arts

  • Athletics

  • Athletics & Band Boosters

  • Dances

  • Pep Rallies

  • 504

  • Behavioral Intervention Plans

  • Observations

  • PowerSchool