Dedication and Service

What a great week!  I have been working hard to get reacquainted with Chesapeake, and this week I was able to talk with some of our community partners.  I sat down with Dr. Rhine from Tidewater Community College on Wednesday.  I am proud that we have such a strong partnership

Tradition and Pride

I am amazed at the growth I see in Chesapeake.  While it feels as if it was only yesterday that I was walking the halls of Crestwood Intermediate as a 5th grade teacher, the years have really flown by.  I was reminded of that fact when visiting several of our

It’s good to be home.

Have you ever had a moment in your life when things just click? Everything falls into place and things just make sense. That sums up my first week back in Chesapeake. I spent the first part of the week visiting schools and departments across our division, just to say hello.


Portrait of Superintendent Dr. Jared Cotton smiling - caption: #cottoniscoming home

  INTRODUCTION When I started my career in education, I had the honor of teaching fifth graders at Crestwood Intermediate School, right here in Chesapeake! To my surprise, my first classroom was the same classroom where I attended as a fifth grade student many years prior. As I look back