Congratulations, Class of 2019!

Wow! That’s really the best way to describe how I felt attending my first commencement ceremonies for all seven of our high schools last week. There is nothing that makes me prouder to be a superintendent than to see our students walk across the stage to receive their high school

Shadow a Student Series – Truitt Intermediate

Spring can be a particularly busy season for educators. As administrators, in particular, your days can quickly be filled with meetings, testing schedules, teacher observations, and so many other tasks. But the spring can also be a great time to evaluate and reflect on the practices that have shaped your

Shadow a Student Series – Directors

Spring can be a particularly busy season for educators. As administrators, in particular, your days can quickly be filled with meetings, testing schedules, teacher observations, and so many other tasks. But the spring can also be a great time to evaluate and reflect on the practices that have shaped your

Shadow a Student Series – Norfolk Highlands Primary

Spring can be a particularly busy season for educators. As administrators, in particular, your days can quickly be filled with meetings, testing schedules, teacher observations, and so many other tasks. But the spring can also be a great time to evaluate and reflect on the practices that have shaped your

Shadow a Student Series – Camelot Elementary

Spring can be a particularly busy season for educators. As administrators, in particular, your days can quickly be filled with meetings, testing schedules, teacher observations, and so many other tasks. But the spring can also be a great time to evaluate and reflect on the practices that have shaped your

Lighting the Path to Success

There are a lot of great things about being a part of the Chesapeake Public Schools family, but one of the best is working with and recognizing outstanding educators. It was my privilege and honor to provide keynote remarks last week at my first Citywide Teacher of the Year Ceremony

Planning for Progress

This has been a busy month for us here at Chesapeake Public Schools. As the new year began, we set our sights on the creation of our new strategic plan, Empower 2025.  A team of representatives from across our division gathered to review the data collected from my Listening and

For the Love of Learning

January has already proven to be a busy month for our division. It’s been so exciting to see how schools are celebrating Reading Month. I loved being invited as a guest reader to Great Bridge Intermediate, Deep Creek Elementary, Cedar Road Elementary, and Carver Intermediate. At Deep Creek, I enjoyed

Purposeful Reflections

It’s hard to believe that 2018 is almost over, but the end of each year presents the perfect opportunity for reflection. This year has been full of change and growth for me and my family, and as I reflect on the decision to move back home to Chesapeake to become

Giving Thanks

As we return from Thanksgiving break this week, I realize how much we have to be thankful for in our division. Personally, I’m thankful for the dedication of all of our staff members who work tirelessly every day to support the needs of our students. Whether it’s the bus driver