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Robert Stump is ready to become a Staunton River Golden Eagle.
Stump visited with faculty, staff and students recently after being named as the new principal of the school.
He will officially take on his new duties July 1, but the transition has already begun.
Stump told the SRHS faculty, during a meeting held May 14, that he wanted to help them use every bit of the strengths they have in educating students.
"This is what I want to do," he said of getting ready to assume his new position.
Stump comes to SRHS from Narrows High School in Giles County, where he has served as principal for the past six years. He said the move to Bedford County is a chance to be a part of a larger school. Narrows had about 350 students.
Stump said he and his family plan to be involved in the community. They're already looking for a new home, having spent two days in the area looking over the real estate market.
He said Bedford County is still within an hour and a half of family, which is also a plus.
Stump is looking forward to getting acclimated to the community and learn more of what the school has to offer and what its needs are. His 12-year-old son will be a seventh grader at Staunton River Middle School next year.