Shonda Pittman-Windham, Program Administrator
It is indeed a pleasure to serve as the Program Administrator at the Chesapeake Career Center (CCC). As a former Career and Technical Education teacher, I know first-hand the impact that our programs have on student success. It is my goal to continue the school’s legacy of preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s competitive careers.
I believe in lifelong learning and the power of education. I received my doctoral degree from Walden University, undergraduate degree from Elizabeth City State University and graduate degree from Norfolk State University. Likewise, I began my teaching career in 1998 and have since served as a business teacher, Technology Integration Specialist, Assistant Principal and the Supervisor for Career and Technical Education.
I am proud of the opportunities that CCC provides to students in our division – opportunities for rigorous learning, instruction in specialized programs, hands-on training, industry certifications, and work-based learning experiences. Students leave here with all the tools necessary to be skilled employees, but most importantly, lifelong learners.
Karin Collier, Assistant Principal
I am honored to serve as the Assistant Principal for the Chesapeake Career Center (CCC). Supporting student success is my passion, and I am excited to help our students expand their vision for their future, explore high-demand career fields, and engage in quality work-based learning experiences. The opportunities afforded to students at CCC are unparalleled. It is my goal to promote current programs while expanding opportunities for students to gain valuable skills and experiences that will equip them for meaningful, prosperous careers.
I am personally committed to lifelong learning. I earned my doctoral degree from the University of Southern California, graduate degree from Troy University, and undergraduate degree from Westminster College. My diverse professional career spans 24 years and includes teaching middle and high school mathematics, serving as a corporate technology course developer and instructor, leading a university campus as an assistant dean and professor, operating a small business, and serving as the Supervisor of Secondary Mathematics for Chesapeake Public Schools. My background in education and industry provides a unique perspective on how to best support today’s students for tomorrow’s careers.
When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children. I also have a passion for traveling, and I enjoy activities such as hiking, scuba diving, snorkeling, and skiing.