• Richlands High School Community,

    Richlands High School continues to strive for excellence in education. Our mission “Preparing today's students for a successful tomorrow," speaks of our commitment to equip students with the skills and mindsets they need to be competitive in our ever-changing world.

    Through our rigorous course offerings, comprehensive student services, and wide-ranging co-curricular offerings, we fully support our future leaders as they make their next steps into postsecondary education, the military, or the workforce. We truly strive to individualize education for all students, preparing them with leadership skills that will endure a lifetime.

    Along the way, students will be expected to develop the skills necessary to meet the rigorous standards set forth in each class. We will evaluate our progress on a regular basis, celebrate our gains and reevaluate our areas of need.

    Richlands High School is a great place to be! We have a proud tradition of excellence. As this tradition continues to grow, I invite all students, teachers, parents, and members of the community to become involved in our Wildcat Community.

    Warmest Regards,

    Brad W. Staley

Mr. Brad Staley

Mr. Brad Staley

  • Mr. Staley has been the principal at Richlands High School since 2016. After attaining the B.S. in Music Education from West Virginia State University, Mr. Staley worked as a band director for 12 years.  Earning the Master of School Administration degree from East Carolina University in 2011, he accepted the position of Assistant Principal at Northside High School in Jacksonville, NC in 2012. He went on to become the NC Assistant Principal of the Year and was selected as the Richlands High School principal in 2016.  His article, “A Powerful Idea for A Productive Student Lunch” was published by NASSP in 2016, and he appeared as a guest panelist for NASSP on the topic of flexible scheduling and equity of access. Mr. Staley is the formers president of the Onslow County Principal and Assistant Principals Association. Previously, he has served as an AdvancEd team member, and a guest speaker for the ECU Department of Educational Leadership and the Southeastern Educational Alliance.