Chesapeake Public Schools is proud to welcome our new superintendent, Dr. Jared A. Cotton, back home! Dr. Cotton is looking forward to meeting our school community as he transitions into his new role. To facilitate this process, seven community Meet and Greet events are being hosted, one at each of our high schools. These events are open to our school division employees and community members and will be held in each school’s auditorium. You are invited to view the Meet and Greet schedule and select the location that works best for you.
You can follow Dr. Cotton’s journey home by visiting his blog, Dr. Cotton’s Clipboard, or on Twitter @cpschoolsva and @drjcotton.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Public Information Office at 757-547-1033.
Congratulations to Kendal Hulce from Deep Creek Central Elementary School, who was recently selected as one of the winners of the 2018 Outstanding Special Education Teacher Awards by the National Association of Special Education Teachers. This award is bestowed on special education teachers who have demonstrated truly exceptional achievement in the field of special education.
We are pleased to announce that Julia Young has been selected to receive a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).
Mrs. Young previously worked at Deep Creek Elementary School in Chesapeake and currently works at E.W. Chittum Elementary School.
The PAEMST program, administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, recognizes outstanding teachers for their contributions to the teaching and learning of mathematics and science.
Mrs. Young will receive a citation signed by President Trump and a $10,000 award from NSF. In addition, she will travel to Washington, DC, for an awards ceremony at a later date.
Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Young on this prestigious honor.
Chesapeake Public Schools has partnered with the City of Chesapeake to provide emergency alerts about school closings and other critical emergency information impacting the division as a whole through the Chesapeake Alert system. Residents can sign up through the Chesapeake Alert system and designate how they would like to receive their school division notifications, via text message, phone message, or email. We are excited to offer this service and would like to thank the City for their partnership in this endeavor.