Dr. Dwight Spratley

Dr. Dwight Spratley was born May 30, 1954, in Newport News, Virginia. From his childhood and throughout his adult life, Spratley looked at his parents as his two biggest heroes, as they kept a close and loving household, while also emphasizing discipline and the importance of education to him and his siblings and preparing him for the realities of life. Spratley attended Carver Elementary School, as well as Dunbar Elementary School before attending Huntington High School, where he served as class president in his junior year.. Due to court-ordered bussing to integrate the Newport News high schools, however, Spratley spent his senior year at Ferguson High School, graduating in 1972. Spratley later studied Urban Affairs at Virginia Tech, obtained his MBA at Averett University, and earned his Masters and Ph.D. in Theology at Vineyard Harvester Bible College. Spratley has spent 30 years with Norfolk Southern Corp, working as an accident scene investigator, while also spending a brief period of time as a Principal at New Life Christian Academy in Fremont, Ohio. Moreover, it is important to recognize the significant role Spratley played in his efforts to finally organize a proper graduation for the Huntington class of ‘72 over 30 years after the fact.

-Interview and biographical information recorded in 2023.