Greetings Reid Ravens!
I have been a part of the Richmond Public Schools family for over eighteen years now. I am originally from Honolulu, HI, but have lived most of my life in the Richmond area. I come from a family of six (three sisters and two brothers). Before I was born, my parents both immigrated to the United States; my father is from the Philippines and my mother is from Germany. I am the father of two teenage girls; Sunny is 13 and Penelope is 15. I love every minute of it.
I know in my heart that all children can learn and rise to high expectations. I am looking forward to being a part of the Raven family and getting to know all of the students, their families, and the staff.
I am so excited to be a part of the team at G. H. Reid Elementary School! This is my 33rd year in education and 13th year serving as a school administrator. I have worked in Richmond Public Schools since the fall of 2002. I have served two other schools Miles J. Jones Elementary and Lois Harrison-Jones Elementary (formerly known as John B. Cary Elementary) prior to joining the G. H. Reid Family. Before moving to Richmond, I worked in Southampton County Public Schools.
I have been a teacher, cooperating teacher for student teachers in college, afterschool/extended day school-based coordinator, Positive Behavior Intervention Supports school-based facilitator, Consistency Management and Cooperative Discipline school-based facilitator, professional development presenter (school-based and college level), summer school principal, assistant principal and interim principal. In my career, I was honored to be chosen as the Teacher of the Year at Miles J. Jones Elementary in Richmond Public Schools and was a top ten finalist. I have also had the privilege of being selected as the Teacher of the Year twice at Ivor Elementary School within the Southampton County Public School District. During the 1998-99 year, I served as Southampton County’s Teacher of the Year representing that district on the state level for Virginia.
I am a native of Southampton County, Virginia. I am a 1985 graduate of Southampton High School. I graduated from Norfolk State University with a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education. I received a Master’s of Education degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Virginia State University. During my moments of leisure, I enjoy spending time with my family more specifically my son, Isaiah. I also love event/wedding planning, shopping, baking, listening to music and going to the movies.
I truly believe all students can learn and should be given as many opportunities as possible to reach their highest potential. As a product of a “village-styled” upbringing, I believe it takes educators, parents, and the community-at-large working cohesively together to foster excellence in education for all students. Together we must construct and cultivate relationships with our students to enhance their likelihoods of academic achievement in a safe and nurturing school environment.