Phone: 757-451-4150 ext. 3010


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Kathy Verhappen, Principal

Welcome to Granby Elementary School! We are proud to be Bulldogs and are working each and every day to become the cornerstone of the community.   Our focus is to provide your child with a safe, nurturing and rigorous learning environment.  We welcome parents as partners and look forward to working with you and your child to make this a terrific year. 


If you would like to take a tour of Granby Elementary School, contact me, Kathryn Verhappen, at the email address below.

Phone: 757-451-4150, ext. 3011


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Nicole Griffin, Assistant Principal


“I can because I believe”

Professional Licensure & Educational Background

Ms. Griffin has a Commonwealth of Virginia Postgraduate Professional License for Administration with endorsements in Supervision Pre K – 12 and Elementary Education Pre K – 6. She earned her Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Regent University in December 2006 and Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies/Elementary Education & English from Norfolk State University in December 1998.

Teaching Experience

Ms. Griffin began her teaching career as a Teacher’s Assistant for Early Discoveries at Seatack Elementary, Virginia Beach, VA.  For the past 20 years, Ms. Griffin taught for two school districts, Norfolk Public Schools and Hertford County Public School, and has educated students from Kindergarten to middle school science.  The last instructional position she held was as Title I Interventionist.


Educational Leadership Experience

Ms. Griffin is a former grade level chair, lead teacher (science and history/social science), and has served on several academic committees at the district and state levels. She is an accomplished grant writer, who has been awarded approximately $30,000 in funding, to support Norfolk Public Schools. Ms. Griffin has presented on the district, state, and national levels, on a variety of educational topics.  Granby Elementary is the second school Ms. Griffin has been appointed Assistant Principal.