Meet Our TRES Administration Team

Mrs. Cofflin

Heather Cofflin, Principal

Dear Tye River Families,

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year at Tye River Elementary School!  I am so proud to share that I am your new principal and I look forward to a great year of growing and learning together. 

I have been in the field of education for almost 20 years.  I was an administrator previously in Campbell County and I have taught in Bedford and Appomattox Counties.  I received my undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech, a Master’s of Special Education from the University of Lynchburg, and a Master’s of PK-12 Administration and Supervision from the University of Lynchburg as well.  

My family and I currently reside in the New London area.  I am originally from Altavista and have always loved living in Central Virginia.  My husband, Jessie, and I have three wonderful children - Jessica, Grace, and Hunter.  We enjoy spending time outdoors and watching football!

I firmly believe that working together with families and the community is the best way to help our students be successful.  At Tye River, we focus strongly on academics while also having an emphasis on leadership skills, friendship skills, problem solving skills, citizenship, and communicating with one another in a productive manner.  With all of us working together, I am excited to see what the school year will bring for us all!

Rob Makulowich

Rob Makulowich, Assistant Principal

I am proud to be part of the Tye River Elementary Family serving as assistant principal since 2019. TRES is a wonderful place for kids and adults to learn, work, and grow.

I live in Nelson County with my wife and two children. We enjoy the outdoors, sports, doggies, and horses. We have also lived on the Northern Neck of Virginia near the Rappahannock River and the Chesapeake Bay. There, I was a classroom teacher for 11 years before transitioning to administration. I have earned degrees from Roanoke College and Old Dominion University.