Dr. Phillips

Principal: Dr. Tonita Phillips

I am so excited to be approaching my 4th year as principal at Crestwood Intermediate School. During my 29 years of tenure with Chesapeake Public Schools, I have served as a classroom teacher, Literacy Coordinator, Reading Recovery teacher, Reading Specialist, and Instructional Skills Specialist. After completing my 14th year as an administrator, I have embraced each year with the same passion and high expectations; to advance the achievement and personal growth of all students.  I look forward to continuing the traditions and hard work with the Crestwood Intermediate community and embarking on new initiatives. I am confident that together, we will continue to provide the students of Crestwood Intermediate School with a truly challenging and enriching school experience.


Kimberly LearyAssistant Principal: Ms. Kimberly Saunders

I was thrilled to join the Crestwood Intermediate family in July 2018.   I have been in education for 24 years.  I started my career in SECEP as a special education teacher.  After 5 wonderful years, I transitioned to Portsmouth Public Schools for a year as an ED teacher before joining the Chesapeake family. I began in Chesapeake as an Early Childhood Special Education teacher at Great Bridge Primary in 2003. For the past 14 years, I have served as an assistant principal in the Deep Creek, Greenbrier, Western Branch, and Crestwood communities.  I would not trade anything for my journey or the love and laughter I have gained along the way.  I now look forward to continuing my journey with the Crestwood family!