Our Administrators

Pictured: TMS Principal, Mrs. Kirsten Harper

About the Principal…
Kirsten Harper came to Tunstall Middle School in 2018 after being the assistant principal at Gretna Middle School for one year and the assistant principal at Tunstall High School for nine years. Previous to her becoming an administrator she taught at Westwood Middle School, Bonner Middle School, and Tunstall Middle School.

Mrs. Harper grew up in Danville, VA and graduated from George Washington High School in 1993. She then received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Virginia Tech in 1997. In 2004, she received her Master of Science Degree in School Leadership and Administration from Longwood University.

Mrs. Harper lives in Danville with her husband and daughter. She enjoys reading, amusement parks, and trips to the beach.

Pictured: TMS Assistant Principal, Ms. Kenya Gravely

About Our Assistant Principal:
​Kenya Gravely is a native of Martinsville, Virginia, where she graduated from Martinsville High School. She attended Virginia State University for her undergraduate work where she earned a Bachelor’s of Arts, majoring in English and minoring in Mass Communications. Ms. Gravely earned two Master’s degrees, the first a Master’s of Education in Reading from Averett University and the second a Master’s of Education in Supervision and Administration from Radford University.

Ms. Gravely started her career as a news journalist, working at the Martinsville Bulletin and Valdosta Daily News in Valdosta, GA. She worked as a news reporter and a copy editor. Her career as an educator began at Albert Harris Elementary and continued to working for Henry County Public Schools, teaching middle school English. Also, she has taught at Patrick Henry Community College and online for Johns Hopkins University. The administration portion of her educational career began at Park Avenue Elementary School and continued at Bonner Middle School, both part of Danville Public Schools.

Ms. Gravely has two sons, Ashton and Demari. She loves to read and travel. Her bucket list includes traveling to Egypt and Greece, hopefully in the near future. Seafood is her favorite food and she loves to shop. She once ran in a mud race (and is looking forward to doing it again OR and will never do it again). She attends First Baptist Church, East Martinsville where she is very involved with the youth.