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Hampton City Schools announces assistant principal new hires and changes


Hampton City Schools recently announced the following assistant principal new hires and changes, effective for the 2017-18 school year.

Barron Fundamental Elementary School

Laura Wyatt has been named assistant principal at Barron Fundamental Elementary School. She replaces Patricia Clark, who has retired.

Wyatt has more than 21 years of educational experience, serving the past year as the assistant principal at Tucker-Capps Fundamental Elementary School. She has also served as an assistant principal at Cary Elementary and Kraft Elementary, and has experience as a teacher and counselor.

She received a bachelor’s degree in government and elementary education, and a master’s degree in school counseling from The College of William and Mary. She earned a post-master’s certificate in educational leadership and administration from The George Washington University.

Bassette Elementary School

Shante’ Oniyide has been named assistant principal at Bassette Elementary School, replacing Fatima Green-Stephenson, who has been named an assistant principal at Jones Magnet Middle School.  Oniyide has 10 years of educational experience, previously teaching students with special needs in Brooklyn, NY and Smithfield, VA. She also taught at Booker Elementary School. She has also served as an administrative intern.

She has a bachelor’s degree in inclusive education and special education from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in education from Hunter College. She earned an education specialist degree in educational leadership and administration from The George Washington University.

Booker Elementary School

Karen Jackson has been named assistant principal at Booker Elementary School. She replaces Salvatore Gulotta, who has been named assistant principal at Burbank Elementary School.

Jackson has been the assistant principal at Kraft Elementary for the past year. She has more than 25 years of experience in education, serving as assistant principal at Cooper Elementary Magnet School for Technology and Burbank Elementary School.

She received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and a master’s degree in elementary education from Hampton University. She also holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Old Dominion University.

Bryan Elementary School

Katie Barbosa has been named assistant principal at Bryan Elementary School, replacing Valencia Lewis, who will become assistant principal at Langley Elementary School.

With more than 10 years of educational experience, Barbosa has spent the past year as the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) coordinator for HCS.  She previously served two years as the coordinator for organizational culture and climate, and one year as the teacher specialist for organizational effectiveness. She previously taught civics and economics at Spratley Gifted Center and Eaton Fundamental Middle School.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in teaching history and social science from Christopher Newport University. She earned an educational specialist degree from Old Dominion University. She is also a National Board Certified Teacher.

Burbank Elementary School

Salvatore Gulotta has been named assistant principal at Burbank Elementary School. He replaces Trina Francis, who is relocating.

Gulotta has served the past two years as assistant principal at Booker Elementary School.  He previously served as an assistant principal at Aberdeen Elementary School, and taught world history at Hampton High School.  Gulotta has more than 25 years of educational experience, and has served as an assistant principal at the middle school and high school level in McKinney, Texas, and at the elementary and high school level in St. Louis, Missouri.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in social studies education from the University of Texas, and a master’s degree in educational administration from Texas A&M University.

Cary Elementary School

LaKeshia Ames has been named assistant principal at Cary Elementary School. She replaces Sharif Hicks, who has been named assistant principal at Andrews Pre-K-8 School. Ames has 17 years of educational experience, currently teaching in Norfolk. She was also a classroom teacher and assistant principal in Portsmouth.

She has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Norfolk State University and a master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from Regent University.

Kraft Elementary School

Dr. Rohan Cumberbatch-Smith has been named assistant principal at Kraft Elementary School. He replaces Karen Jackson, who has been named assistant principal at Booker Elementary.

He has more than 22 years of experience in education, previously serving as an administrator at the elementary level in Norfolk. He has also served as an instructional specialist and a classroom teacher, with experience teaching students with special needs. He also served in the U.S. Army.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from City College of New York, and a master’s degree in special education from Brooklyn College.  He earned an educational specialist degree in administration and supervision and a doctorate in educational leadership from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and University.

Langley Elementary School

Valencia Lewis has been named assistant principal at Langley Elementary School, replacing Shelly Spain, who has been named principal at Tyler Elementary School.

Lewis has been the assistant principal at Bryan Elementary School for the past year. She previously served as the coordinator of early childhood education since 2003. With more than 30 years of educational experience, Lewis previously served as an elementary assistant principal in HCS. She also taught at the elementary school level and coordinated summer school.

Lewis received a bachelor’s degree in elementary/early childhood education from Hampton University, and a master’s degree in administration and supervision from The George Washington University.

Machen Elementary School

Dr. Daryl Crosby has been named assistant principal at Machen Elementary School. He replaces Karen Johnson, who has been named principal of Barron Fundamental Elementary School.

Crosby has served as a music instructor in Norfolk since 2001. He also served as a summer academy assistant principal intern for York County Schools. With 16 years of educational experience, Crosby has served as an adjunct instructor for Bethel College. He was named teacher of the year at Norview Elementary School in 2006.

He has a bachelor’s degree in music performance and a master’s degree in music education from Hampton University. He has a doctorate degree in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University, and a post-master’s certificate in educational leadership and administration from The George Washington University.

Smith Elementary School

Amanda Ross has been named assistant principal at Smith Elementary School.  She replaces Sean Holleran, who has accepted a position in a neighboring district.

She served as an elementary classroom teacher in HCS for seven years. She has also served as a STEM support teacher, SOL remediation program coordinator, summer school site coordinator and school administration intern.

She received a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies, elementary education, from Old Dominion University. She received a master’s degree in education from Regent University and an education specialist degree in educational leadership from Liberty University. She is currently in the doctorate program at Liberty University.

Tucker-Capps Fundamental Elementary School

Pending School Board approval, Jessica White has been named assistant principal at Tucker-Capps Fundamental Elementary School. She replaces Laura Wyatt, who will be assistant principal at Barron Fundamental Elementary School.

White has more than seven years of educational experience, teaching mathematics at Eaton Fundamental Middle School since 2012. She has also held several leadership positions at Eaton, including Leadership Team Member and Instructional Leader. She previously taught mathematics for a high school in New York.

White received a bachelor’s degree in math, adolescent education and special education from Keuka College. She received a master’s degree in education curriculum and instruction in literacy from Concordia University. She holds an educational specialist degree in K-12 administration and supervision from Old Dominion University.

Tyler Elementary School

Heidi Southcombe has been named assistant principal at Tyler Elementary School. She replaces Kara McCord, who has been named principal at Kraft Elementary School.

She is serving this summer as a school director for  the Teach for America Summer Training Institute in Houston, Texas. She has also served as a virtual learning module designer, curriculum specialist, teacher, corps member advisor,  and school operations manager for Teach for America. She has provided coaching and modeling for teachers in Cambridge, MA, and taught at the elementary level in Atlanta, GA and in Gwinnett County Schools.

She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Virginia Tech, and a master’s degree in teaching and early childhood education from Georgia State University. She received a master’s degree in school leadership from Harvard University.

Andrews Pre-K-8 School

Sharif Hicks has been named as an assistant principal at Andrews Pre-K-8 School. He replaces Mario Barkley, who has been named an assistant principal at Syms Middle School.

Hicks previously served as an assistant principal at Cary Elementary School and Bryan Elementary School.  He has taught fourth and fifth grades, and served as an instructional assistant at the early childhood level.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in elementary education from Hampton University. He also earned an educational specialist degree from Old Dominion University.

Phenix Pre-K-8 School

Ashley Hoffman O’Malley has been named assistant principal at Phenix Pre-K-8 School. She replaces Mary Werling, who has been named principal at Asbury Elementary School.

O’Malley has taught mathematics at Syms Middle School for the past six years. She has also served as a mathematics instructional leader for three years. She has served as a secondary teacher recruiter and new teacher mentor for HCS, as well as a leader for the Syms Middle School Response to Intervention committee.

She received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Kutztown University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Old Dominion University.

Davis Middle School

Pending School Board approval, Kim Riggs-Poole has been named assistant principal at Davis Middle School. She replaces Ricardo Randall, who has taken a position in a neighboring school division.

Riggs-Poole has more than 15 years of educational experience, teaching life science and physical science at Jones Magnet Middle School and Benjamin Syms Middle School. She has held several leadership positions, including instructional leader and coordinator of the STREAM Summer STEM Institute.

She received a bachelor’s degree in interdivisional studies from Virginia Wesleyan College and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Old Dominion University.

Jones Magnet Middle School

Fatima Green-Stephenson has been named assistant principal at Jones Magnet Middle School.  She is replacing Jerrell Griffin, who has been named assistant principal at Syms Middle School.

Green-Stephenson has served as assistant principal at Bassette Elementary School and Machen Elementary School.  She has more than 20 years of educational experience, previously teaching fourth and sixth grade math in North Carolina. She also taught at Moton Elementary and Cooper Elementary, as a Title I Math teacher.   

She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Fayetteville State University, a master’s degree in education and human development, and certification in administration and supervision from The George Washington University.

Syms Middle School

Jerrell Griffin has been named as an assistant principal at Syms Middle School. Griffin has been an assistant principal at Jones Magnet Middle School since August 2012. She previously served as a learning facilitator at the Performance Learning Center, and as an administrative intern in Suffolk. She also taught science in Newport News.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Hampton University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Regent University.

Pending School Board approval, Patricia Cuffee-Neville has been named as an assistant principal at Syms Middle School. Cuffee-Neville has more than 25 years of educational experience, serving the past year as a special education coordinator for HCS. She previously served as a vice principal in Charles County Public Schools and as a principal for Options Public Charter School in Washington D.C. She has taught students with special needs and taught English at the secondary level.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in English secondary education from Clemson University, and a master’s degree in special education from The George Washington University. She is currently working on a doctorate degree in educational leadership from The George Washington University.

Mario Barkley has been named as an assistant principal at Syms Middle School. He previously served two years as an assistant principal at Andrews Pre-K-8 School. He  taught social studies at Hampton High School for 10 years. His experience also includes content learning team leader and summer administrative intern.

He has a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of William & Mary, and an education specialist degree in administration and supervision from The George Washington University.

Phoebus High School

Pending School Board approval, Haneef Majied has been named as an assistant principal at Phoebus High School. Majied has served the past four years as the academic program director for Junior University in Norfolk Public Schools. He has also served as a school counselor at Norview MIddle School in Norfolk from 2012 to the present. He also has experience as a community based counselor.

Majied has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Averett University, and a master’s degree in school counseling from Norfolk State University. He holds an educational specialist degree from Regent University.

 

 


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