Staff

We appreciate your interest in student assessment and hope you will be able to find the information you need from the links on our webpage.  If not, please contact our department using the form link below.  We welcome an opportunity to speak with you.

Contact the Department of Assessment and Accountability

 

Director:

 

Diane Edwards, Director of Assessment and Accountability

Diane Edwards

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

 

Administrative Staff:

Dr. Joseph Schipper, Supervisor of Assessment

Dr. Joseph Schipper
Supervisor of Assessment

Joe is new to the Assessment and Accountability team this year. He facilitates all aspects of SOL testing and is our test security trainer. Joe also serves as a Division Director of Testing (DDOT).

Melissa Oliver, Administrator for Data and Reporting

Dr. Melissa Oliver
Administrator for Data and Reporting

Melissa has 30 years’ experience with Chesapeake Public Schools and joined the Assessment and Accountability team last year. She oversees state and federal data collection, validation, and reporting for the school division.

Deana Otwell-Clinton, Assessment Specialist

Deana G. Otwell-Clinton
EL Supervisor

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

Kiondra Russell, Assessment Specialist

 Kiondra Russell
Assessment Specialist
(Alternative Testing and Local Assessment Testing)

Kiondra is starting her fifth 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:

Angela Garrett, Assessment Clerk

Angela P. Garrett
Assessment Clerk

Angela has been with Assessment and Accountability for sixteen years.  She assists with our Virginia Alternate Assessments and Chesapeake’s local assessments. 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 nineteenth 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 webpage, the district’s testing calendar, and a district-wide electronic file cabinet for assessment data reports.

Lisa Thomas, Assessment Secretary

Lisa Thomas
Assessment Secretary

Lisa is starting her fourth year with Assessment and Accountability. She assists with our English  Learner (EL) program and oversees testing for all EL students. Lisa also manages the EL grant and budget, in addition to handling translation services.

Shawnna Mustgrave, Assessment Administrative Secretary

 Shawnna Mustgrave
Assessment Administrative Secretary

Shawnna is new to the Assessment and Accountability team this year. She manages all SOL testing for Chesapeake Public Schools and processes testing irregularities. Shawnna assists with SOL training sessions and provides school improvement support.

 

 

 

Revised 7/23/2020