Welcome to the Office of the Superintendent

SchoolCenter PictureDear Students, Parents, Patrons, and Friends of Brunswick County Schools;

Welcome to the Brunswick County Schools web site! You will find a wealth of information about our school system and each of our schools. 

Brunswick County Schools is a community of lifelong learners. We believe in continuous improvement.  Our four-year graduation rate is 85.7%, an all-time high.  This reflects a deep commitment on the part of the Board of Education, teachers, principals, students, and parents.  Key goals include increasing the numbers of students taking a world language, taking advanced level and AP classes, and continuing their education in two-or four-year colleges.

Perhaps you are examining our web site as a prospective member of our community.  Electronic information and numerical data don't tell the whole story about a school!  Visit our schools and speak with our principals. Feel free to contact our office if we can share additional information or answer any questions you might have about Brunswick County Schools.  We also appreciate suggestions about making our web site more useful and user-friendly. 

Sincerely yours,

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Edward H. Pruden, Ed.D, Superintendent


Edward H. Pruden, Jr., is originally from Washington, DC.  He served as a page in the United States Senate from 1965 to 1968. He received two degrees from the University of Richmond - Bachelor of Arts in 1972 and Master of Education in 1974; and two degrees from the College of William and Mary - Certificate of Advanced Study in 1981 and Doctorate in Educational Administration in 1983.  Dr. Pruden was elected president of his senior class in both high school and college.  In 1975 Dr. Pruden was an Exxon Educational Leadership Scholar at the University of Virginia. 

Dr. Pruden began his professional career with Richmond Public Schools as a teacher of Government, Economics, United States and Virginia History, and World History at Armstrong High School, 1972-77.  He served as faculty sponsor of the National Honor Society and coached football and soccer.  He then served as assistant principal at two schools, East End Middle School (1977-78) and George Wythe High School (1978-87).  Dr. Pruden has served as principal of four schools: Albert H. Hill Middle School (1987-90), Thomas H. Henderson Model Middle School 1991-92), Thomas Jefferson High School (1992-96), and Douglas Southall Freeman High School, (2000 2007), the latter in Henrico County, VA.  He served a two-year term as president of the Richmond Association of Secondary School Principals, 1998-99.  From July of 2007 through June of 2010, Dr. Pruden served as Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Administration in Chesterfield County Public Schools (VA).  On July 1, 2010, he began serving as superintendent of Brunswick County Schools.  Dr. Pruden taught Educational Administration and related classes as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Richmond for many years.

Dr. Pruden is married to Peggy Pruden, who worked in Financial Aid at Virginia Commonwealth University for over 30 years.  They have three grown children and one grandchild