2022 Administrative Appointments

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.