VHSL Names Dr. John ‘Billy’ Haun as New Executive Director

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vhslAfter being led by Ken Tilley for the past 22 years, the Virginia High School League has named its new executive director.

Tilley recently announced his retirement, which will be effective June 30.

The VHSL hired Dr. John “Billy” Haun as its next executive director Wednesday after the conclusion of a national search and selection process.

Haun will begin his new position July 1.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to serve as Executive Director of the Virginia High School League,” Haun said in a news release. “I want to thank the Executive Committee for having the confidence in me to work with staff and the Executive Committee to continue providing outstanding service to Virginia’s students and the League membership. I also would like to thank Mr. Ken Tilley for his years of dedicated leadership to Virginia’s schools and students and wish him the best on his pending retirement.”

Haun currently serves as the Chief Academic Office and Assistant Superintendent for Instruction of the Virginia Department of Education, which has allowed him to work with all areas of the Commonwealth.

He also has previous experience as an assistant superintendent, middle and high school principal, assistant high school principal, teacher, athletic director and coach.

Haun earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Virginia Tech, a master’s degree in education administration and supervision from Shenandoah University and a doctorate in administration and supervision from the University of Virginia.