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Here are the new principals across Hampton Roads for the 2023-24 school year

We reached out to each school division across Hampton Roads to find out which schools will have new principals this year. Here's a list.

NORFOLK, Va. — A new school year means new classmates, new teachers, and for many schools in Hampton Roads, new faces leading them.

We reached out to the different school divisions across the 757 to find out which schools will have new principals at the helm. We're still waiting to hear back from a few and will update this article as we receive more info.

Chesapeake Public Schools

Twelve Chesapeake schools will be welcoming new principals or principals who are new to campus.

B.M. Williams Primary: Allison O. Taylor

Great Bridge Primary: Joseph B. Mason

Rena B. Wright Primary: Dr. Jessica Ferguson Dace

Western Branch Primary: Angela H. Napier

Southeastern Elementary: Dr. Tracy A. Cioppa

Southwestern Elementary: Helene M. Robinson

Hugo A. Owens Middle: Derrell A. Joppy

Indian River Middle: Brenna Anderson Stanley

Jolliff Middle: John Close

Deep Creek High: Kinyatta Garrett

Grassfield High: Brian Haughinberry

Chesapeake Center for Student Success: Terre Werts

To learn more about each of these principals, visit the Chesapeake City Schools website.

Hampton City Schools

Hampton City Schools will have a total of 13 new principals, principal promotions, and principals with changes in location.

New Principals: 

Barron Elementary: Laura Wyatt

Forrest Elementary: Sara Meier

Mary W. Jackson Fundamental Elementary: Ernriekus Williams

Mary S. Peake Elementary: Rodney Richardson

 Tarrant Middle: Carla Montgomery

Bethel High: Dr. Tanya Howard

Hampton High: Haneef Majied

Phoebus High: David Coccoli

Promotions (previously a principal at a different level):

Andrews PreK-8: Chanda Mason

Lindsay Middle: Sharif Hicks

Kecoughtan High: Dwayne Lucas

Changes in location: 

Machen Elementary: Mario Barkley

Eaton Fundamental Middle: Gregory Hopson

To learn more about each of these principals, visit the Hampton City Schools website.

Isle of Wight County Schools

One new principal is being welcomed in Isle of Wight County for the new school year.

Credit: Isle of Wight County Schools
Tara Outland, Carrsville Elementary School

Carrsville Elementary School: Tara Outland

Newport News Public Schools

Newport News Public Schools has 12 new principals coming to its schools this fall.

Marshall Early Learning Center: Dr. Kati Smith

Watkins Early Childhood Center: Amy Gulick

Carver Elementary School: Kelly Stewart

General Stanford Elementary School: Jennifer Harnish

Hidenwood Elementary School: Megan Auman

Jenkins Elementary School: Ebony Griffin

Richneck Elementary School: Jacky Barber

Sedgefield Elementary School: Elizabeth Galbreath

Achievable Dream Middle & High School: Ramona Brower

Huntington Middle School: Dr. Regina Stafford

B.T. Washington Middle School: Karen Bazemore-Person

Woodside High School: Dr. Mary Hardesty

Portsmouth Public Schools

Portsmouth Public Schools is welcoming five new principals this school year.

Brighton Elementary School: Dr. Heather Neal

Hodges Manor Elementary School: Dennis Chalk

Waterview Elementary School: Marye Branchling

Churchland High School: Jennelle Burden

I.C. Norcom High School: Teesha Sanders

Southampton County Public Schools

The Southampton County Public School division is welcoming six new principals for the 2023 school year.

Capron Elementary School: Devonda Gary

Riverdale Elementary School: Amesheia Warren and Paul Kea serve as co-principals

Southampton Middle School: Jasmine Galloway (6th grade principal) and Patricia Jackson (7th grade principal)

Southampton High School: Tonica White

Suffolk Public Schools

Suffolk is welcoming two new principals for the start of the 2023 school year.  

Creekside Elementary School: Jill Paraska

King's Fork Middle School: Dr. Laguna Foster

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Virginia Beach has several new faces leading its schools for the new year.

Thalia Elementary School: Nicole Keros

Windsor Woods Elementary School: Michala Cardwell

Princess Anne Middle School: Andrew Filipowicz

Salem Middle School: Amanda Fredrickson

Salem High School: Carey Manugo

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools

Williamsburg-James City County (WJCC) Public Schools is welcoming two new principals this year.

Bright Beginnings Pre-K: Deanna Nelson

Matoaka Elementary School: Robert "Bobby" Knowles


York County School Division

The York County School Division (YCSD) is welcoming two new principals this year. Both educators were promoted from within the school division.

Waller Mill Elementary School: Khrista Brownlee

Bruton High School: Aaron McQuillan

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