Here are highlights from the June 4 School Board work session and business meeting. Full presentations and a video of the meeting are available on BoardDocs.

Work session presentations

Administrative appointments
Dr. Daugherty introduced Dr. John Murray as the new deputy superintendent.

The board approved these administrators as part of the recommended personnel actions:

  • Dionne Crump, dean of students of Carver Middle

  • Jason Gill, associate principal of Falling Creek Elementary

  • Alana Hartman-Hall, dean of students of Clover Hill High

  • Roscoe Johnson, associate principal of Meadowbrook High

  • Christopher King, dean of students at Midlothian Middle

  • Katherine May, assistant principal of Meadowbrook High

  • Catherine Mazolla, assistant principal of Thomas Dale High

  • Elizabeth Morris, associate principal of Swift Creek Middle

  • Christina Owens, dean of students of Bird High

  • Latousha Price, assistant principal of Crestwood Elementar

  • Dushunna Scott, dean of students of CTC@Courthouse

  • Suzanna Thomas, associate principal of Reams Road Elementary

Awards and recognitions
Recognizing student success

  • Salem Church Middle student Walker Wilson was recognized as the spelling bee champion.

  • The Falling Creek Middle School chorus was recognized for winning recognition in several


Recognizing staff success
Congratulations to CCPS gifted education teachers:

  • Elementary Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted: Mary Precopio of Greenfield Elementary

  • Secondary Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted: Christina Owens of Midlothian Middle

Congratulations to CCPS performing arts teachers:

  • Performing Arts Leadership Award: Rob Ellis, Cosby High theater teacher and department

    chair for the fine and performing arts

  • Performing Arts Novice Teacher Award: John Donnell, first-year teacher of band and music

    technology at James River High

  • Performing Arts Unsung Hero Award: Emily Oyan, Bird High band teacher

  • Performing Arts Teachers of the Year (two winners) Connor Thompson, guitar teacher at

    Elizabeth Davis Middle; and Joanna Chocklett, dance teacher at Thomas Dale High

Congratulations to CCPS visual arts teachers:

  • Elementary Visual Art Educator of the Year: Bridget Hendricks of Old Hundred Elementary

  • Middle School Visual Art Educator of the Year: Lydia Walters of Elizabeth Davis Middle

  • High School Visual Art Educator of the Year: Vicki Kirtley of Clover Hill High

Congratulations to CCPS world language teachers:

  • Jane Baskerville Excellence in Teaching Award: Tessa Wilkey, German teacher at

    Manchester High

  • Jane Crouch-Rieder Excellence in Teaching Award: Amira Moncada-Ossorio, Spanish and

    heritage teacher at Midlothian High

  • Exceptional World Language Leader Award: Kelly Burleson, Latin teacher and world

    languages department leader at Manchester Middle

  • Novice Teacher Award: Nic Barker, Spanish teacher at Clover Hill High

Congratulations to Gates Elementary Principal Nina Brink for being recognized as the 2024 National Distinguished Principal for Virginia.

Recognizing school and department success
Congratulations to the following schools for achieving designation as Heart Safe Schools through Project ADAM:

  • Meadowbrook High

  • Clover Hill High

  • James River High

  • Matoaca High

  • Midlothian High

  • Monacan High

Congratulations to the Food and Nutrition Services Department for achieving gold level status in the Turnip the Beet awards sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

VSBA Employer Commendation Program

  • Jon Loftis, president of ITAC as well as Ann Coker's employer, was recognized for his support

    of her service on the School Board.

  • Robert Neeley, dean of the College of Applied Logistics and Operational Science as well as

    Dominique Chatters’ employer, was recognized for his support of her service on the School


These bus drivers were recognized for outstanding performance:

  • Halcon Brown, Area 1, Bus 646, six months of service

  • Christopher Welti, Area 2, Bus 711, four months of service

  • Charlene Rogers, Area 3, Bus 781, 18 years of service

  • Aaisha Ford, Area 4, Bus 152, two years of service

  • Leigh Huband, Area 5, Bus 319, nine months of service

These food service employees were recognized for outstanding performance:

  • Debra Jackson, assistant manager at Clover Hill Elementary, one year of service

  • Brittney Hubert, food service associate at Salem Church Middle, one year of service

  • Pamela Ehrhardt, assistant manager at Midlothian High, one year of service

  • Gwendolyn Boatwright, assistant manager at Providence Middle, two years of service

  • Nick Stowe, technology support analyst for Food and Nutrition Services, two years of service

  • Monika Gothe, food service associate at Elizabeth Davis Middle, 11 years of service

Superintendent’s report

Board actions
The consent agenda was approved. Memos of interest included:

The board approved memo #088-24 and memo #089-24, revising policies and regulations.

The board approved memo #090-24, which authorizing the procurement director to approve proposed change order #02, in the amount of $140,000, under purchase order P681624 with Havtech HVAC Service Solutions to replace the liner and heat exchanger in two of the three ice storage tanks at Spring Run Elementary.

Items for review
At each meeting, a number of items are shared with the School Board for review and for public consumption. These do not require action on the board’s part. This month’s packet included: