Ms. Terre Werts, Principal
Ms. Terre Werts is in her seventh year as Principal at Indian River Middle School. Ms. Werts feels that in order to motivate students, you must establish a unique connection with them. Each student needs to know that they are valued and that their commitment and determination to their own learning is important, not only to themselves and their families, but also to their administrators, teachers, and community.
Mrs. Dawn Johnson , 6th Grade Assistant Principal
Mrs. Johnson is a graduate of Indian River High School. After graduating from
Indian River High, she received her Master of Science in Education from Old
Dominion University. She later went on to Regent University to receive her
Educational Specialist Degree in Administration. During her career she has
taught middle school Math, Science and English and has served as a Title 1
Instructional Coach. She believes all students can achieve success and strives
to ensure that all students not just meet but, exceed their full potential. She looks
forward to establishing positive relationships with the Indian River community!
Mr. Colin B. Jones, 7th Grade Assistant Principal
Mr. Jones is in his second year here at Indian River Middle School and 20th with Chesapeake Public Schools. As an administrator, Mr. Jones believes that it is important to lead by example and that building relationships with his students and their families is extremely important in a student’s education.
Ms. Wendy Chatman, 8th Grade Assistant Principal
Ms. Chatman is joining IRMS in her 7th year as a CPS Administrator. She is a graduate of Norfolk State University and obtained her Leadership degree through The George Washington University. This is her 26th year in education and she has found that developing good relationships with students, staff and parents has been a big part of her success. As an administrator she hopes to lead students to their highest potential, by first setting the example, being transparent, providing necessary resources and enjoying the journey.