2021 Administrative Appointments

The following appointments were approved during the August 9, 2021, School Board meeting:

Mrs. Suzan L. McDermott, human resources director, SUNY Canton College of Technology, to employee relations manager, School Administration Building


The following appointments were approved during the July 12, 2021, School Board meeting:

Ms. Krisa L. Mitchell, teacher, Great Bridge Middle School, to assistant principal I, Crestwood Middle School


The following appointments were approved during the June 28, 2021, School Board meeting:

Mr. Jeffrey S. Faust, executive director of technology, Educational Services Center, to Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Educational Services Center Read More 

Mrs. Trudy Jelderks, supervisor of health services, Edwards Wilson Center, to program administrator of health services, Edwards Wilson Center Read More

Dr. Kelly M. Kitchens, assistant principal, Grassfield High, to principal, Chesapeake Career Center Read More 

Mrs. Akira S. Brown, supervisor of accounting, School Administration Building, to assistant director of accounting, School Administration Building

Mr. Douglas A. Connolly, assistant principal, Hickory Middle, to assistant principal, Indian River High 

Ms. Marcie A. Hough, principal, Calvert County School, to special education administrator, Edwards-Wilson Center

Mrs. Kelli G. Jordan, coordinator of textbooks and instructional resources, Center for Teaching and Learning, to supervisor of textbooks and instructional resources, Center for Teaching and Learning

Mr. Scott Mincheff, assistant principal, Indian River High, to assistant principal, Hickory Middle 

Mrs. Helene M. Robinson, assistant principal, Thurgood Marshall Elementary, to assistant principal, Deep Creek Central Elementary

Ms. Helen A. Sapieka, assistant principal, Crestwood Middle, to assistant principal, Grassfield High 

The Board was presented with the following individuals selected to fill Assistant Principal I positions for the 2021-2022 school year.  This did not require Board action.

Mrs. Tracy M. Reynolds, from instructional specialist, Indian River Middle, to Assistant Principal I, Deep Creek Middle

Mrs. Lauren F. Bellamy, from teacher, Indian River High, to Assistant Principal I, Hugo Owens Middle

Mrs. Laura M. Kole, from instructional specialist, Oscar Smith Middle, to Assistant Principal I, Oscar Smith Middle

Mrs. Callie A. Ream, from title 1 instructional specialist, Camelot Elementary, to Assistant Principal I, Southwestern Elementary

Dr. Jonita R. Shabazz, from reading specialist, Western Branch Primary, to Assistant Principal I, Thurgood Marshall Elementary

In addition, the following individual was selected to fill a Special Education Administrator I position for the 2021-2022 school year.  This did not require Board action.

Mrs. Lisa M. Amerson, from teacher, Grassfield High, to Special Education Administrator I, Edwards Wilson Center


The following appointments were approved during the June 14, 2021, School Board meeting:

Dr. Brian Austin, superintendent, Lee County Schools, to Chief Human Resources Officer, School Administration Building Read Press Release 

Mrs. Heather A. Brusso, assistant principal, Deep Creek Central Elementary, to principal, Portlock Primary Read More

Dr. Michael N. Dunbar, assistant principal, Hugo A. Owens Middle School, to principal, Hugo A. Owens Middle Read More 

Mr. Quentin E. Hicks, principal, Hugo A. Owens Middle, to principal, Western Branch High Read More 

Mrs. Heather D. Martin, principal, Great Bridge Intermediate, to principal, Grassfield Elementary Read More

Mrs. Leslie S. Russell,  principal, Portlock Primary, to program administrator Federal Programs, School Administration Building Read More

Mrs. Tracey S. Sabbato, assistant principal, Deep Creek Middle, to principal, Great Bridge Intermediate Read More

Mrs. Tawana B. Fortune, school psychologist, Edwards Wilson Center, to Supervisor of Strategic Initiatives: Equity and Social-Emotional Learning, School Administration Building

Mrs. Mattie M. Gould, assistant principal, Southwestern Elementary, to assistant principal, B.M. Williams Primary

Mrs. Audra D. Jeffries, school counseling director, Oscar Smith High School, to Supervisor of School Counseling, Center for Teaching and Learning

Mrs. Holly E. Tuten, graduation coach, Indian River High School, to assistant principal, Indian River High School


The following appointments were approved during the May 27, 2021, School Board meeting:

Dr. Freddie Alarcon, principal, Virginia Beach Public Schools, to director of middle school leadership, School Administration Building Read More

Dr. Angela L. Isbell, program administrator of federal programs, Center for Teaching and Learning, to director of elementary school leadership, School Administration Building Read More

Mrs. Kimberly L. McGrath, coordinator of compensatory services, Suffolk Public Schools, to director of academic support, Center for Teaching and Learning Read More

Dr. Shonda P. Pittman-Windham, program administrator, Chesapeake Career Center, to director of college and career readiness, Center for Teaching and Learning Read More

Dr. Thomas A. Whitley, principal, Western Branch High School, to director of high school leadership, School Administration Building Read More

Dr. Kimberly C. Pinello, principal, Grassfield Elementary School, to principal, Hickory Middle School Read More

Mrs. Patricia Cuffee-Neville, assistant principal, Isle of Wight County Schools, to assistant principal, Oscar F. Smith Middle School

Dr. Jessica L. Ferguson, assistant principal I, E. W. Chittum Elementary School, to assistant principal, E. W. Chittum Elementary School

Mrs. Dawn B. Johnson, assistant principal I, Indian River Middle School, to assistant principal, Indian River Middle School

Mr. Pedro J. Martinez, assistant principal I, Indian River High School, to assistant principal, Indian River High School

Mrs. Angela H. Napier, assistant principal I, Butts Road Primary School, to assistant principal, Butts Road Primary School

Mrs. Ashley L. Nolette, assistant principal I, Georgetown Primary School, to assistant principal, Georgetown Primary School

Mrs. Sarai Rosado, assistant principal I, Oscar F. Smith High School, to assistant principal, Oscar F. Smith High School

Mr. Wade P. Sloan, assistant principal I, B. M. Williams Primary School, to assistant principal, B. M. Williams Primary School

Mrs. Jane-Marie J. Wieck, assistant principal I, Hickory Middle School, to assistant principal, Hickory Middle School

In addition, the Board was presented with the following individuals selected to fill Assistant Principal I positions for the 2020-2021 school year.  This did not require Board action.

Mr. Anthony Smith, special education teacher, Grassfield High School, to Assistant Principal I, Oscar F. Smith High


The following appointments were approved during the May 10, 2021, School Board meeting:

Mrs. Kellie W. Collins, teacher, Hickory High School, to assistant principal I, Grassfield High School (Effective July 1, 2021)


The following appointments were approved during the March 8, 2021, School Board meeting:

Mrs. Nicole D. Coury, professional and organizational development specialist, School Administration Building, to professional and organizational development administrator, School Administration Building (Effective March 9, 2021)

Dr. Christopher H. Vail, assistant principal, Grassfield High School, to director of communications, School Administration Building (Effective March 15, 2021)    Read Press Release 

Ms. Joanne T. Sawyer, director of personnel, retired, to interim chief human resource officer, School Administration Building (Effective March 9, 2021)