Meet our Administration

Michelle Ferebee, PrincipalMichelle Ferebee, Principal   

Mrs. Ferebee joined the Chesapeake Public School System in 1992 as a 6th grade teacher at G.W. Carver Intermediate.  Over the years Mrs. Ferebee has also been an Instructional Coach, an Instructional Specialist, an Administrative Assistant, and a High School Assistant Principal.  Now, as the Principal of the school in which she began her career in education, she loves reuniting with her former students and connecting with their lineage. 


Dr. David Richels, Assistant PrincipalDr. David Richels, Assistant Principal

Dr. Richels started his tenure with Chesapeake Public Schools in 2004 as a special education teacher at Hickory High School.  During Dr. Richels’s time in the classroom, he taught students with specific learning disabilities, those who were on the autism spectrum, and co-taught Algebra 1. In 2011, Dr. Richels was promoted to an Assistant Principal position at Hickory High School, where he served as a grade level administrator for two years and as the Assistant Principal for Instruction for five years.  During the 2018 – 2019 school year, Dr. Richels was a grade level administrator at Oscar Smith Middle School.  He joined the G.W. Carver family, July 1, 2019, as the school’s assistant principal.  Dr. Richels holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, from Old Dominion University, a Master’s degree in Family Studies, from the University of Maryland, a Doctorate in Counseling and Education, from Old Dominion University, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership and Administration from The George Washington University.

We are so excited to make it a great year!