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Mr.  James  Pharr
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Principal's Corner

Welcome to the Vina High School website!

James K. Pharr
James K. Pharr

     We are excited that you have taken the opportunity to find out more about our school.

     Serving as the principal here since 2003 has truly been a blessing.  I have been given the opportunity to work with a tremendous faculty and a hardworking group of students.  The positive parental and community support has definitely been another factor that has made our success possible. 

     I was born and raised in Hackleburg, Alabama and graduated from Hackleburg High School in 1988.  I began my college career at Northwest Junior College in Phil Campbell before transferring to UNA in 1990.  I later received BS, MA, and EDS degrees from the University of North Alabama in Florence.

     I began my teaching career in 1994 in Franklin County before transferring to a teacher/coach position in Sulligent, Alabama in 1995.  From there I moved to Winfield City Schools for several years, coached in Sulligent again for a couple of years and ultimately ended up back in Franklin County as the principal at Vina in 2003. 

     I now reside in the Gravel Hill Community in Phil Campbell with my wife, Robin and twin sons, Adam and Ethan.

 We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason.  All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man's estate, is the gift of education.    Jean Jacques Rousseau

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