Paula Buckley
Director of Outreach and Public Affairs

Paula Buckley began working with GRASP in 2008 as an advisor. Now, in addition to advising in two schools, Northstar Academy and Franklin Military Academy, she also manages GRASP's public relations, legislative affairs, and corporate and foundation outreach. She also oversees special event planning, including GRASP's annual Reach for the Stars Gala. Paula is available to speak at your community club or organization.

Paula is a University of Virginia graduate and a retired United States Marine Corps officer. She worked in financial management, protocol, and public affairs during her military career.

Since her retirement in 2001, she has worked at her church preschool, as a substitute teacher for Henrico County Public Schools, and as a Girl Force Instructor at the Tuckahoe YMCA. Paula enjoys working with students and is eager to help them realize their post-secondary dreams. Paula is also active at her church, Trinity Lutheran, volunteers at the SPCA and Meal-on-Wheels, and enjoys spending time with her family and exercising.

Contact her at or (804) 527-7705.