Staff

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Contact the Department of Assessment and Accountability.

 

DIRECTOR:

Diane Watkins, Director of Assessment and Accountability

Diane Watkins

Diane has over thirty years’ experience with Chesapeake Public Schools and is starting her fifth year with Assessment and Accountability. She is the liaison between the school division and the Virginia Department of Education. Diane oversees all testing for Chesapeake Public Schools and also serves as the school improvement division contact and the Division Director of Testing (DDOT).

 

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF:

Lane Clark, Supervisor of Testing

Lane Clark
Supervisor of Testing

Lane has over thirty years’ experience with Chesapeake Public Schools and is going into her eighth year with Assessment and Accountability. She facilitates all aspects of SOL testing and is our test security trainer. Lane also serves as a Division Director of Testing (DDOT).

Melissa Oliver, Administrator for Data and Reporting

Melissa Oliver
Administrator for Data and Reporting

Melissa has 29 years’ experience with Chesapeake Public Schools and joined the Assessment and Accountability team this year.  She oversees state and federal data collection, validation, and reporting for the school division.

Deana Otwell-Clinton, Assessment Specialist

Deana G. Otwell-Clinton
Assessment Specialist
(EL Services)

Deana has over thirty years’ experience with Chesapeake Public Schools and has been with Assessment and Accountability for nine years.  She oversees our division’s entire English  Learner (EL) program and manages all EL staff.

Kiondra Russell, Assessment Specialist

Kiondra N. Russell
Assessment Specialist
(Alternative Testing and Division Benchmark Testing)

Kiondra is starting her third year with Assessment and Accountability.  She oversees all of our Virginia Alternate Assessments and assists with Chesapeake’s local assessments.  Kiondra also serves as a data analysis trainer for our schools.

 

SUPPORT STAFF:

Angie Garrett, Assessment Clerk

Angela P. Garrett
Assessment Clerk

Angela has been with Assessment and Accountability for fourteen years.  She assists with our Virginia Alternate Assessments and manages timekeeping for our office and all EL staff.  Angela also oversees our department’s inventory and budget; and manages general operations for our office.

Dawn Parrish, Assessment Technician

Dawn Parrish
Assessment Technician

Dawn is going into her seventeenth year with Assessment and Accountability.  She compiles test data and creates reports in addition to assisting with Chesapeake local testing.  Dawn also manages our department’s website, the division’s testing calendar, and a division-wide electronic file cabinet for assessment data reports.

Lisa Thomas, Assessment Secretary

Lisa Thomas
Assessment Secretary

Lisa is starting her second year with Assessment and Accountability.  She assists with our English  Learner (EL) program.  Lisa also manages the EL grant and budget in addition to managing translation services.

Melissa Thomas, Assessment Administrative Secretary

Melissa Thomas
Assessment Administrative Secretary

Melissa has been with Assessment and Accountability for eleven years.  She manages all testing for Chesapeake Public Schools.  Melissa also processes testing irregularities and assists with testing training sessions.

 

 

Revised 5/22/2019