As we approach the start of the 2021-22 school year we want to reach out to all virtual academy families and parents. Virtual academy students will have device pickup on August 2-6 from 8:00AM – 4:30PM each day. The pickup location will be at the zoned school the student is enrolled in. You will receive a device, charger, and the necessary technology forms to fill out. Families that indicated their child used a hotspot on our survey will receive one during pickup.
Each virtual family will also receive communication from their child’s school as a reminder of this information. Once you receive your technology equipment, please check over it to ensure it is operational. If anything is not operational, please submit a ticket request. The link to the submit a request can be found here.
The Caroline County School Board appointed Mrs. Margaret Bryant as Coordinator of Virtual Learning and Innovation at their meeting on July 12, 2021.
Mrs. Bryant graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Human Development, with a major in Education Administration and Supervision from George Washington University. In addition, her endorsements include an Exceptional Education certification from Old Dominion University and a Gifted Education certification from University of Virginia.
Since 2017, Mrs. Bryant has been the Coordinator of Alternative Student Success for New Kent Public Schools. In this role, she administered and facilitated online and virtual programs, and she was instrumental in the development and implementation of in-person and online instruction for students with disabilities. She also coordinated assignments and progression for students in an alternative placement and supervised CTE education of 21st century workplace skills in person and virtual programming.
Prior to this position, she was the Director of Busy Bees Learning Center and the Coordinator of Assessment and Remediation for Henrico County Public Schools. Caroline County is excited to welcome Mrs. Bryant to the Central Office team for the 2021-2022 school year. She will begin her position on July 26th.
The Caroline County School Board appointed Ms. Kimberly Young as Communications and Community Engagement Specialist at their meeting on July 12, 2021.
Ms. Young graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies from University of Mary Washington. Ms. Young has over 20 years of professional development and consultation experience, with her most recent role being the Business and Career Coordinator for Germanna Community College Center for Workforce and Community Education. Serving in this role for eight years, she planned multiple events and conferences and collaborated with the region’s schools to develop and host professional development conferences for teachers. She has also served on several community task forces, boards, and committees and chaired the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Now Board for two years. Caroline County is excited to welcome Ms. Young to the Central Office team for the 2021-2022 school year, she began her position on July 13th.
The Caroline County School Board appointed Mrs. Darlene Keener as Dean of CDLC at their meeting on June 14, 2021.
Mrs. Keener graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Old Dominion University and an Administrative Leadership Endorsement from Longwood University. Mrs. Keener currently serves as the CCPS Behavior Support Coordinator, and also continues to be a champion for the on-going training and implementation of trauma informed practices and VTSS development within CCPS. Prior to this position, Mrs. Keener worked as the Behavior Support Program Teacher for students with special needs at Cedar Forest Elementary in Spotsylvania county from 2011-2018. While in that role, she was coordinator for the Olweus Bullying Prevention program which demonstrated a marked reduction in bullying among students. Mrs. Keener is a proud resident of Caroline County and was a previous Executive Director of Caroline’s Promise, a position she still holds dear to her heart. She will begin this position August 1, 2021.
The Caroline County School Board appointed Mrs. Elizabeth Markwood as Assistant Principal of Work Based Learning and CTE at their meeting on June 14, 2021.
Mrs. Markwood graduated from Radford University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Career and Technical Education from Virginia Tech and an Administration and Supervision Endorsement from Virginia Commonwealth University. Mrs. Markwood is currently a Marketing Education Teacher/Coordinator and CTE Department Lead for Hanover County Public Schools. Serving in this leadership role for the past fifteen years, she has been awarded Outstanding DECA Advisor, Teacher of the Year for Patrick Henry High School, and Teacher of the Year for the Virginia Association of Marketing Educators (VAME). Mrs. Markwood was an Assistant Principal for Prince George County Public Schools from 2001-2006. Caroline County is excited to welcome Mrs. Markwood to the team for the 2021-2022 school year.
The Caroline County School Board appointed Mrs. Rachel Wheeler as Assistant Principal of Caroline Middle School at its meeting on June 14, 2021.
Mrs. Wheeler graduated from Bryan College in Tennessee with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Mrs. Wheeler furthered her education with a Master’s in Counselor Education and a post-Master’s certificate in Administration and Supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has enjoyed serving on the Youth Development Committee with the Ashland YMCA, being a SODA sponsor, and planning events as part of the Virginia School Counselor Association Professional Development team. Mrs. Wheeler is currently the Counseling Director for Atlee High School, which is an American School Counselor Association RAMP Recognized School. She was nominated Atlee Teacher of the Year 2020-2021. Prior to this position, she was a school counselor at Liberty Middle School in Hanover. Caroline County is excited to welcome Mrs. Wheeler to the Caroline Middle School team for the 2021-2022 school year.