Born and raised in Burlington, North Carolina, William Avery Pike, Jr. in 1975 started his first teaching job in Martinsville, Virginia. Four years later, Bill and his wife, Betsy, accepted teaching positions in Henrico County, Virginia, a large suburban county just outside of Richmond.

For 31 years, Bill worked in public schools as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, and principal. He and his wife Betsy have three grown children, one granddaughter, and a second grandchild on the way.

Even though they are reluctant to admit it, Bill earned a B.A. degree in English from Greensboro College in 1975, and a Master’s in Education from the University of Richmond in 1983.

Finally, I hope you will check out the photography section of this blog. That section will feature from time to time the stunning photographs from our youngest daughter, Elizabeth.