Please join us in recognizing all of our educational leaders for their commitment to student learning and achievement as well as their dedication to the Chesapeake Public Schools family. Their positive influence and perseverance contributes to the overall success of the school division. We value our educational leaders and thank each one for all they do!
Congratulations to Debbie Gresham, a Western Branch High School social studies teacher. She has been selected by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Post No. 2894 as the Civics Teacher of the Year from within Chesapeake Public Schools.
U.S. News & World Report has released their annual list of best high schools in the country for 2018. Of the 28,813 public schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia, 103 Virginia high schools were nationally recognized. Of those 103 Virginia schools, 23 are located in and around the Hampton Roads area. The schools are ranked with a national silver, gold, or bronze medal based on their student performance, graduation rates, test performance, and college readiness levels. Chesapeake was the only school district in the area to have all of their high schools nationally recognized.
Congratulations to Debra Hollowell from G. A. Treakle Elementary School. Nurse Hollowell was chosen by her peers as the 2017-2018 Nurse of the Year for her successful demonstration of excellence in school nursing practice and leadership in school health.
Congratulations to Mrs. Sonya Beasley, principal of Southwestern Elementary School (SWE), who received the Chesapeake Council Parent Teacher Association (CCPTA) Administrator of the Year award at the CCPTA annual dinner and banquet on May 9, 2018. Through her leadership with the PTA at SWE and her participation in the CCPTA, Mrs. Beasley demonstrates the CCPTA’s motto, “Growing Forward Together.”
Congratulations to Charlie Stukes, former Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) assistant principal and coach, recently named to the Virginia High School League’s (VHSL) Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Coach Stukes attended Crestwood High School and was a multi-sports star, earning All-State status in football, basketball, baseball, and track. While at Maryland State College, he was a three-time All-Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) defensive back and earned All-American status in baseball batting .492 and .489 in his junior and senior years. Part of two Baltimore Colts Super Bowl teams, he completed his football career with the Los Angeles Rams. While at CPS, he was head football coach at Oscar Smith High School before becoming an assistant principal.
May 7-11, 2018 is Teacher Appreciation Week
We believe our teachers are the heart of our school division. There is nothing more powerful than a highly-effective teacher. But don’t take our word for it…we asked our community to submit a Shout-Out to their favorite teachers. Visit The SLATE to read about the difference they make.