Nicole Overton surrounded by her family the home’s two hounds

(540) 946-7700 ext. 161


Administration Building


Operation and overall supervision of the school
Vested with the authority to operate and direct the school toward the achievement of its mission

Academic Cadre

Nicole F. Overton

Deputy Superintendent/Sr. Vice President

I love that Fishburne offers young men a chance to be themselves without the distractions of a traditional school setting. Our boys get to be boys. It isn’t an easy road to travel, but the journey is one of the most rewarding you will take. Embrace each moment you have here because before you know it, they are but memories. 

My husband and both of our sons went to Fishburne. It provided each of them an opportunity to be themselves. It taught them the power of brotherhood while teaching them to be honorable men and leaders. 

To parents, I say that your son is tougher than you think. This is a military school, and we are going to be tough on your son. It may not always be fun or comfortable. We are here to show him, and to remind him, that he is stronger and more resilient than he thinks! I had to tell myself that when my sons were here, and I had to remind them of the same thing. The process works.


I was an Army spouse for 20 years! In addition to that, I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Secondary Education from Elizabeth City State University. My Master of Arts is in Educational Leadership from Queens University of Charlotte. 


I love spending time outside doing anything from planting flowers to hiking in the mountains or walking on the beach. Anytime I get to be barefoot, I’m happy!

Favorite moving to watch with my husband and sons: Forest Gump. Favorite movie to watch with my mom: Steel Magnolias. Favorite movie to watch with my sons and dad: Lord of the Rings (all of them) Favorite fiction book: I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb; Favorite nonfiction book: Principles by Ray Dalio. I don’t have a favorite song or type of music. I listen to everything.

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  • Best thing about teaching

    Getting to know my students

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  • Favorite band

    Led Zeppelin and Pink Flyod

  • Favorite Valley destination

    Blue Ridge Parkway when the leaves are changing