School Administration

The first priority of every administrator, teacher, and staff member at Hanover County Online School is to facilitate the success and growth of every student in our school. All members of our team proudly play their part in the education of our future leaders and innovators. Please feel free to contact us with your questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you.

Leadership Team 

Stacy StanfordStacy Stanford, Principal
Mrs. Stanford received her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She received her master’s of education in curriculum and instruction from Averett University, and her administration and supervision leadership certificate from Longwood College. Mrs. Stanford taught for many years at Patrick Henry High School, as well as served as senior teacher. She then realized that great things happen in the middle! She served as senior teacher for Chickahominy Middle School and assistant principal at Bell Creek Middle School. Most recently, she has served as assistant principal for Hanover County Online School. Mrs. Stanford is a Hanover resident where she lives with her husband and two children. In her free time, she enjoys the beach, baseball, and time with family and friends

Megan Rihn-SmithMegan Rihn-Smith, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Rihn-Smith received her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech, master’s degree from Duquesne University, and her administration and supervision leadership endorsement from Longwood University. She taught biology and AP environmental science at the high school level and was an administrative intern at Henrico County’s Virtual Academy prior to serving as the current assistant principal with Hanover Online School. She and her husband are originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and have lived in Richmond for the last eight plus years. Outside of work, Mrs. Smith enjoys spending time with her husband and new baby girl, traveling, frequenting local Richmond area restaurants, spending time with friends, visiting family in Pittsburgh, and hopping on the Peloton bike! 

Stacie TaylorStacie Taylor, Online Learning Developer 
Mrs. Taylor received her bachelor’s and master’s degree from Longwood University. She also received certificates in instructional technology and online teaching and learning from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has worked for Hanover Schools since 2003 as a middle school history teacher, an instructional technology resource teacher at all levels, and most recently as the online learning developer. She enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, reading, and spending time in Hatteras, NC. 

Chris Leggett

Chris Leggett, Senior Teacher for Special Education 
Mr. Leggett spent eight years in Henrico County Public Schools as an exceptional education teacher, critical response teacher, and department chair. He has taught special education for a total of 20 years. He has also coached varsity wrestling and cross country. He earned a bachelor’s degree (special education/elementary education) and master’s degree (administration and supervision k–12) from the California University of Pennsylvania. Originally, from the Pittsburgh area, he moved to Virginia in 2001. He, his wife, and two children live in the Mechanicsville area. In his spare time Mr. Leggett enjoys running, traveling with his family, and attending his children’s sporting events.

Britney CarrBritney Carr, Secondary School Counselor

Mrs. Carr grew up in Henrico County, graduated from Hermitage High School, and attended Virginia Commonwealth University where she earned a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice and psychology. A year later, she moved to Charlotte, North Carolina to attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and earned her masters in counseling with a concentration in school counseling, PreK–12. Mrs. Carr is beginning her seventh year of school counseling, all of which have been in Hanover County. She started her counseling career as a middle school counselor at Liberty Middle School and has been with HCOS since July 2021. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband of almost three years, family and friends, sharing custody of her peekapoo, Petunia, with her mom, and will be welcoming her first child this fall!  

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