New Faces … New Places

The Suffolk School Board announced administrative changes at its July 14 meeting:

  • David LeFevre has been named as a Coordinator of Student Services.
  • Garrick Rhoads has been named principal at Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary School.

LeFevre has been principal at Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary School since 2013, and has held administrative roles in Virginia Beach, Loudon County and Martinsburg, West Virginia, where he started as a teacher.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from Shepherd College and his master’s degree from West Virginia University.

Rhoads has been assistant principal at Elephant’s Fork Elementary School since 2015 and also served in the same role at Nansemond Parkway Elementary for a year.   He was a teacher at Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary for 13 years.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from Radford University and his master’s degree from Regent University.

Corey Hamlin will become assistant principal at Elephant’s Fork Elementary School.


Announced at its June meeting:

  • Jennifer Conner has been named principal at Nansemond Parkway Elementary School.
  • Bernette Brock has been named assistant principal at Booker T. Washington Elementary School.
  • Taiia Clarke has been named assistant principal at Hillpoint Elementary School.
  • Shalise Taylor has been named Supervisor of Science Instruction.

Transfers include the following:

  • Chanel Woods will be principal at Booker T. Washington Elementary School,
  • Lori Mounie will be principal at Pioneer Elementary School, replacing Danielle Belton who has resigned.
  • Roberta Branch will be assistant principal at Nansemond Parkway Elementary School.
  • Lisa Rath will be assistant principal at Oakland Elementary School.
  • Barbara Tidd will be assistant principal at Pioneer Elementary School.

Conner has been assistant principal at Nansemond Parkway Elementary for three years, and previously taught for 11 years in Surry County Public Schools.  She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree from the College of William and Mary.

Brock has been an academic coach at Creekside Elementary for three years, taught for a year at Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary, and served in Norfolk Public Schools for 10 years as an instructional specialist, assistant principal, and principal.  She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Norfolk State University.

Clarke has been an assistant principal in Hampton Public Schools  for four years.  She has been a special education teacher, behavior specialist, and special education coordinator in several area school divisions.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from Audrey Cohen College and her master’s degree from Regent University.

Taylor has been Suffolk’s science instructional specialist this past year, and taught science in Portsmouth and Chesapeake public schools for four years.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University and her master’s degree from Liberty University.

 

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