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Shameka Pollard, Hampton High School
James Harris, Phoebus High School
Mario Barkley, Andrews PreK-8 School
Michael Blount, Smith Elementary School
Dr. Patrina Jenkins, Syms Middle School
Hampton City Schools announces principal new hires and changes
Hampton City Schools recently announced principal new hires and changes for the 2019-2020 school year, effective July 1, 2019.
Hampton High School
Shameka Pollard has been appointed from an academy principal at Hampton High to Hampton High School’s executive principal, replacing co-principals Kevin Davis (retired) and Tiffany Hardy who was promoted to director of student services.
Ms. Pollard is no stranger to Hampton High School. She has served the Hampton Crabbers for the past three years as an assistant principal/academy principal. Prior to this leadership role, she served as an administrator in Portsmouth Public Schools, and an assistant principal at Phoebus High School and Kecoughtan High School. She started in Hampton City Schools as a math instructor at Hampton High School in August of 2004.
She has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Virginia State University and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Regent University.
Phoebus High School
Mr. James Harris will be serving the Phantom students, family, and staff as Phoebus High School’s executive principal. He replaces Dr. Rory Stapleton who was promoted to senior director of secondary schools.
Mr. Harris has served for the past four years as an assistant principal at Bethel High School. Prior to this leadership role, he was a social studies instructional leader at Hampton High School.
Harris is a graduate of Phoebus High School and a Gates Millennium Scholar. He has a Bachelor of Arts in History and a master’s in teaching and education, both from Hampton University. Harris further pursued his education and earned his Ed.S. in educational leadership and administration from The George Washington University.
Hunter B. Andrews PreK-8 School
Mario Barkley is returning to the Andrews team as the principal for the 2019-2020 school year as Mr. Jeffrey Blowe moves on to senior director of elementary schools.
Mr. Barkley served as an assistant principal at Syms Middle School for the past two years. However, prior to Syms he served as an assistant principal at Andrews PreK-8 School. Barkley began his teaching career as a social studies teacher at Hampton High School in August of 2005.
He has a Bachelor of Arts in History from the College of William and Mary, and an Ed.S. in administration and supervision from The George Washington University.
Captain John Smith Elementary School
Mr. Michael Blount will be serving the Smith family as the principal for the 2019-2020 school year. He replaces Dr. Patrina Jenkins who will become the principal at Syms Middle School.
Mr. Blount has served as principal of Syms Middle School for the past four years. Prior to Syms, he served as an assistant principal at the high school level in Suffolk Public Schools. He began his teaching career in Norfolk Public Schools as a mathematics teacher, as well as taught in Newport News Public Schools.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Hampton University, and his master’s in educational leadership from Regent University.
Benjamin Syms Middle School
Dr. Patrina Jenkins will be serving the Syms team as the principal for the 2019-2020 school year. She replaces Mr. Michael Blount who will become the principal at Smith Elementary School.
Dr. Jenkins has served as principal of Captain John Smith Elementary School for the past four years. Prior to Smith, she served as an assistant principal at Hampton High School, Bethel High School, Jones Magnet Middle School, Spratley Middle School and Barron Elementary School. She began her teaching career in Newport News City Public Schools where she served as a middle school teacher for fourteen years.
She earned her bachelor’s degree from the Old Dominion University, and her master’s in education from Regent University. Jenkins further pursued her education and earned her Ed.S. in leadership and supervision from The George Washington University and her doctorate in leadership and administration from Nova Southeastern University.
HCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or other protected classes in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Robbin G. Ruth, Executive Director, Human Resources, One Franklin Street, Hampton, VA 23669 757-727-2000.
As stated in School Board Policy AC, Hampton City Schools (“HCS”) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, disability or other protected class in its programs, activities and employment practices and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. HCS also prohibits retaliation under School Board Policy GBAH for the purpose of interfering with a person’s rights and/or privileges under federal civil rights laws, which can include: (i) raising concerns with Division personnel about a civil rights violation; (ii) asserting a right or advocating for the rights of a student or employee under federal civil rights laws; or (iii) participating in a complaint investigation or related proceedings.
All individuals are encouraged to promptly report any incident they believe to be discrimination, harassment or retaliation in violation of HCS School Board Policy. All reports should be made to the HCS Compliance Officer, who also serves as the HCS Executive Director of Human Resources. Upon receiving a report of alleged discrimination, harassment or retaliation, the Compliance Officer shall promptly authorize an investigation into the complaint, determine whether the alleged act occurred, and determine whether any action must be taken to end or prevent further harassment, discrimination, or retaliation. For more information about this process, please review School Board Policy GBAB-R.Should you have any questions about these procedures or the contents of this notice, please contact Hampton City Schools Compliance Officer at: One Franklin Street, Hampton, VA 23669 or (757) 727-2300.
HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE
Hampton City Schools (HCS) is committed to making its website accessible for all, including individuals with disabilities, and strives to ensure accessibility currently and as new technologies emerge. The division welcomes questions and feedback on the site’s accessibility at each development phase. By clicking on “Contact” at the upper right of the main webpage, all users are able to “Help Resolve a Concern,” “Share a Story,” “Provide Feedback,” and “Ask a Question.” Additionally, the Contact Us page provides direct email access to HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Please note that some pages on the HCS website contain links to third-party sites. HCS is not responsible for the content, facts, opinions or accessibility of third-party sites.
HCS WEBMASTER AND ACCESSIBILITY
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Also, many popular browsers contain built-in accessibility tools, and there are other plug-ins that make websites more accessible.
The HCS website is designed and monitored by HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper, who serves as the gatekeeper for website content and accessibility. The Webmaster is under the direction of the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, supervised by the Director of Graphics.
Web visitors using assistive technology who may have trouble accessing information on the website may contact the HCS Webmaster, email@example.com., the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, firstname.lastname@example.org and/or the Director of Graphics, email@example.com.
When submitting a question or concern via email, “accessibility” should be included in the subject line. Every reasonable attempt will be made to address the user’s concern within twenty-four hours. To assist HCS in responding appropriately, all inquiries should include the following information:
HCS monitors all technology resource activity and requires all employees, students and individuals with access to HCS computer systems and networks to annually read and sign an Acceptable Use Policy. See School Board Policy IIBEA for Students; School Board Policy GBBB for Employees.
Our continuing goal is for the HCS website to be accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and that statute's implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 104, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and that statute's implementing regulations at 28 C.F.R. Part 35.
Good faith efforts are being made to ensure that our website complies with web accessibility standards. In addition to the federal regulations above, we are actively working to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
Prior to posting new website content, the HCS Webmaster determines if the proposed content meets the criteria of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Periodically the HCS Webmaster checks the website with a recognized website checker such as 508 Checker and WAVE. If the audit identifies issues of concern or content errors that impede accessibility to any user, the concerns/errors are evaluated and remedied within a six-week period.
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