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Mr. Barkley is originally from Pulaski, Virginia and graduated from Pulaski County High School in 1999. He continued his education at Radford University where he received his Bachelors degree in Health and Physical Education. He began his teaching career at Galax Middle School where he has been since 2006. He also serves the school system as the Varsity Boys Soccer Coach.

“I truly enjoy teaching and coaching the students at Galax High School and middle school. There is nothing better than showing someone that with enough hard work anything is possible.”




Coach Lipes grew up in Covington, Virginia where he graduated from Covington High School in 2012. He continued his education at Lynchburg College, where he graduated with his degree in Health and Physical Education. While at Lynchburg, he also played basketball for four years, winning the ODAC conference championship and setting the school record for wins in a season. After graduation, he began his coaching career as a Graduate Assistant at his Alma mater while obtaining his Masters degree in Educational Leadership(K-12). 

Coach Lipes will be teaching 9th Grade Health and Physical Education along with Advanced PE.

Mr. Kim Gillespie - Health and PE