2022 Administrative Appointments

The School Board of Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) approved Superintendent Dr. Jared Cotton’s recommendation at the June 27, 2022, School Board meeting to appoint the following individuals to new roles within the district starting July 1, 2022:

Mr. Aundray J. Darden, from assistant in Pupil Discipline, School Administration Building, to assistant principal, Indian River High.

Mrs. Lisa M. Delisle, from assistant principal, Great Bridge Middle, to assistant principal, Hugo Owens Middle.

Mr. David P. Grady, from assistant principal, Western Branch High, to assistant principal, Chesapeake Center for Student Success.

Mr. John W. Wecht III, from assistant principal, Hugo Owens Middle, to assistant principal, Great Bridge Middle.

The following individuals were selected to fill assistant principal 1 and special education administrator 1 positions for the 2022-2023 school year. These appointments do not require Board action.

Mr. Shawn T. Kole, from technology integration specialist, Greenbrier Middle, to assistant principal 1, Western Branch Middle.

Mrs. Karen D. Fleming, from technology integration specialist, Oscar Smith Middle, to assistant principal 1, Great Bridge Middle.

Mrs. Lindsey Gove, from special education teacher, Fairfax County Public Schools, to special education administrator 1, Edwards-Wilson Center.

Mr. Thomas C. Smith, from instructional technology specialist, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, to assistant principal 1, Chesapeake Career Center.

Ms. Jennifer Spencer, from education specialist, Southeastern Cooperative Educational Program (SECEP), to special education administrator 1, Edwards-Wilson Center.

Dr. Millicent D. Tyler, from coordinator of Adult Education, Educational Services Center, to special education administrator 1, Edwards-Wilson Center.


The School Board of Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) approved Superintendent Dr. Jared Cotton’s recommendation at the June 13, 2022, School Board meeting to appoint the following individuals to new roles within the district starting July 1, 2022:

Mrs. Cheryl G. Bowers, from supervisor, School Nutrition Services, to assistant director, School Nutrition Services. Read More 

Mr. Brian P. Dugan, from principal, Western Branch Intermediate, to staffing administrator, human resources, School Administration Building. Read More 

Mr. Craig W. Daniel, from assistant principal, Deep Creek High, to principal, Western Branch Intermediate. Read More 

Mr. Stephen T. Chamberlin, from supervisor of Chesapeake online and eLearning, Center for Teaching and Learning, to program administrator for virtual instruction, Center for Teaching and Learning. Read More 

Mr. Derrell A. Joppy, from assistant principal, Indian River High, to employee relations administrator, human resources, School Administration Building.

Mrs. Kelli G. Jordan, from supervisor of instructional resources, Center for Teaching and Learning, to supervisor, Chesapeake Virtual Academy, Center for Teaching and Learning.

Mr. Dannie R. Custalow, from special education administrator, Edwards Wilson Center, to special education supervisor, Edwards Wilson Center.

Mr. John S. Close, from assistant principal, Western Branch High to assistant principal, Grassfield High. 

Mrs. Johanna D. Howell, from assistant principal, Western Branch Middle, to assistant principal, Western Branch High.

Dr. James J. Avery, from site director, Yellowhab, to assistant principal, Western Branch High.

Mr. Terry E. Walburn, II, from assistant principal, Southeastern Cooperative Educational Program (SECEP), to assistant principal, Deep Creek High.

The following individuals were selected to fill assistant principal I positions for the 2022-2023 school year.  These appointments do not require Board action.

Ms. Serene S. Cherian, from teacher at Western Branch High, to assistant principal I, Grassfield Elementary.

Dr. Julie B. Dashiell, from teacher at Norfolk Public Schools, to assistant principal I, Cedar Road Elementary.

Mrs. Taushia L. Haist, from professional and organizational development specialist, Center for Teaching and Learning, to assistant principal I, Hickory Elementary.

Mrs. Cynthia E. Johnson from Title I instructional coach at B. M. Williams Primary, to assistant principal I, Southeastern Elementary.

Dr. Angerina L. Jones, from Title I instructional coach at Truitt Intermediate, to assistant principal I, B. M. Williams Primary.


The School Board of Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) approved Superintendent Dr. Jared Cotton’s recommendation at the May 23, 2022, School Board meeting to appoint the following individuals to new roles within the district starting July 1, 2022:

Mrs. Mindy T. Green, from human resources administrator, School Administration Building, to assistant director of human resources – recruitment & diversity, School Administration Building. Read More 

Mrs. Susan L. McDermott, from human resources administrator, School Administration Building, to assistant director of human resources – employee relations, School Administration Building. Read More 

Mrs. Leigha H. Canterbury, from assistant principal, Greenbrier Intermediate, to principal, G. W. Carver Intermediate. Read More 

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Haskins, from assistant principal, Great Bridge High, to principal, Truitt Intermediate. Read More 

Mrs. Susan P. Page, from assistant principal, Southeastern Elementary, to principal, Cedar Road Elementary. Read More 

Mrs. Helen E. Pallister, from assistant principal, Grassfield High, to principal, Western Branch Middle. Read More 

Mrs. Kristin R. Rankin, from assistant principal, Cedar Road Elementary, to principal, Norfolk Highlands Primary. Read More 

Mrs. Shawnia C. Smiley, from principal, Norfolk Highlands Primary, to principal, Rena B. Wright Primary. Read More 

Mr. James R. Holmes, Jr., from coordinator of custodial services, School Plants, to supervisor of custodial services, School Plants.

Mrs. Sibongile E. Agerter, from teacher, Chittum Elementary, to assistant principal, Greenbrier Intermediate.

Ms. Khadijah Q. Alexander, from Coordinator of Reading and English, Portsmouth Public Schools, to assistant principal, Sparrow Road Intermediate.

Ms. Cynthia N. Brady, from assistant principal, G. A. Treakle Elementary, to assistant principal, Oscar Smith Middle.

Mr. Wade P. Sloan, from assistant principal, B. M. Williams Primary, to assistant principal, Portlock Primary.

Ms. Kari L. Smith, from assistant principal, Oscar Smith Middle, to assistant principal, Great Bridge High.

Ms. Dina N. Taylor, from assistant principal, Hickory Elementary, to assistant principal, G. W. Carver Intermediate.

The following individuals served as first year administrators during the 2021-22 school year and will remain at their current locations for the 2022-23 school year.  Board action is requested for these administrative appointments.

Mrs. Lisa M. Amerson, special education administrator, Edwards Wilson Center.

Mrs. Lauren F. Bellamy, assistant principal, Hugo Owens Middle.

Mrs. Kellie W. Collins, assistant principal, Grassfield High.

Mrs. Laura M. Kole, assistant principal, Oscar Smith Middle.

Ms. Krisa L. Mitchell, assistant principal, Crestwood Middle.

Mrs. Callie A. Ream assistant principal, Southwestern Elementary.

Mrs. Tracy M. Reynolds, assistant principal, Deep Creek Middle.

Dr. Jonita R. Shabazz, assistant principal, Thurgood Marshall Elementary.

Mr. Anthony Smith, assistant principal, Oscar Smith High.

The following individuals were selected to fill assistant principal I positions for the 2022-2023 school year.  These appointments do not require Board action.

Mrs. Dawn M. Dolan, from teacher at Jolliff Middle, to assistant principal I, Greenbrier Middle.

Ms. Kelsey E. Kopacz, from teacher, Hugo Owens Middle, to assistant principal I, Deep Creek Middle.

Ms. Ashley N. Parker, from teacher, Camelot Elementary, to assistant principal I, Crestwood Intermediate.

Mrs. Catherine B. Parks, from instructional coach, B. M. Williams Primary, to assistant principal I, G. A. Treakle Elementary.

Mr. Thomas C. Smith, from instructional technology specialist, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, to assistant principal I, Great Bridge Middle.

Dr. Carter B. Youmans, from teacher, Oscar Smith Middle, to assistant principal I, Deep Creek Elementary.


The School Board of Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) approved Superintendent Dr. Jared Cotton’s recommendation at the May 9, 2022, School Board meeting to appoint the following individuals to new roles within the district starting July 1, 2022:

Mr. Michael R. Bailey, from assistant director of human resources, School Administration Building, to director of human resources, School Administration Building. Read More 

Dr. Tracy A. Cioppa, from principal, Cedar Road Elementary, to interim director of assessment and accountability, Center for Teaching and Learning. Read More 

Ms. Sharae N. Brown, from principal, Rena B. Wright Primary, to Title I instructional administrator, Center for Teaching and Learning. Read More 

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

Mrs. Michelle A. Ferebee, from principal, G.W. Carver Intermediate, to principal, Deep Creek Elementary. Read More 

Mrs. Micheal W. Ottley, from principal, Truitt Intermediate, to principal, Grassfield Elementary. Read More 

Mrs. Felecia A. Gray-Frazier, from assistant principal, Portlock Primary, to principal, G. A. Treakle Elementary. Read More 

Dr. David J. Richels, from assistant principal, G.W. Carver Intermediate, to principal, Greenbrier Intermediate. Read More 

Mr. Jonathan G. Kesner, from assistant principal, Chesapeake Center for Student Success, to assistant principal, Indian River Middle.

Dr. Karen R. Settles, from assistant principal, Grassfield Elementary, to assistant principal, Greenbrier Middle.

Mr. Chad D. Triolet, from assistant principal, Sparrow Road Intermediate, to assistant principal, Jolliff Middle.

Mr. Ress R. Walker, from assistant principal, Deep Creek Middle, to assistant principal, Hickory Middle.


The School Board of Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) approved Superintendent Dr. Jared Cotton’s recommendation at the April 25, 2022, School Board meeting to appoint the following individuals to new roles within the district starting July 1, 2022:

Mrs. Diane Edwards, from director of assessment and accountability, Center for Teaching and Learning, to interim chief academic officer, School Administration Building. Read More 

Dr. Penny Schultz, from principal, Oscar Smith Middle, to assistant director of school safety and security, Instructional Services Center. Read More 

Dr. Brooke Rudis, from supervisor of student conduct and supports, Instructional Services Center, to assistant director of student conduct and supports, Instructional Services Center. Read More 

Mr. Michael Ward, from principal, Crestwood Middle School, to human resources administrator, School Administration Building. Read More 

Dr. Barry Brown, from principal, Deep Creek Elementary, to principal, Crestwood Middle. Read More 

Mr. Keith Hyater, from principal, Greenbrier Intermediate, to principal, Greenbrier Middle. Read More 

Mrs. Deirdre Williams, from principal, G. A. Treakle Elementary, to principal, Oscar Smith Middle. Read More 

The following appointments were also approved during the April 25, 2022, School Board meeting:

Mr. Wellinthon Munñoz, from principal, Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School, Rochester, New York, to assistant principal, Oscar Smith High.

Ms. Kim Saunders, from assistant principal, Crestwood Intermediate, to assistant principal, Hugo Owens Middle.

Mr. Colin Jones, from assistant principal, Indian River Middle, to assistant principal, Rena B. Wright Primary.

In addition, the Board was presented with the following individuals selected to fill assistant principal I positions for the 2022-2023 school year.  This did not require Board action.

Mrs. Jennifer Sagendorf, from instructional coach at Camelot Elementary  to assistant principal I, Butts Road Intermediate.

Ms. Ashley Bullock, from teacher at Deep Creek High to assistant principal I, Great Bridge High.

Mrs. Kerri Lancaster, from academy coordinator at Oscar Smith High to assistant principal I, Indian River High.

Mrs. Jean-Marie Parke, from teacher at Edwards Wilson Center to assistant principal I, Western Branch Primary.