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governing boards and committees

Committee of Superintendents

  • Dr. Jared Cotton, Chesapeake

  • Dr. Carlton Carter, Franklin, Interim

  • Dr. Theo Cramer, Isle of Wight

  • Dr. Sharon Byrdsong, Norfolk

  • Dr. Elie Bracy, Portsmouth

  • Dr. Gwendolyn Shannon, Southampton

  • Dr. John B. Gordon III, Suffolk

  • Dr. Aaron C. Spence, Virginia Beach

Regional Board

  • Ms. Amanda Dean, Chesapeake

  • Mr. Robert Holt, Franklin

  • Mr. Michael Cunningham Isle of Wight

  • Mr. Carlos Clanton, Norfolk, Chair

  • Rev. Cardell Patillo, Portsmouth

  • Mr. Christopher Smith, Southampton

  • Mr. Tyron Riddick, Suffolk

  • Ms. Kim Melnyck, Virginia Beach

Management Advisory Committee

  • Ms. Andrea Barnett, Chesapeake

  • Ms. Felicia Burkhalter, Franklin

  • Ms.Tiffany Truitt, Isle of Wight

  • Ms. Karla Stead, Norfolk

  • Ms. Gwendolyn Jenkins, Portsmouth

  • Ms. Kelly Gillette, Southampton

  • Ms. Tanieka Ricks, Suffolk

  • Dr. Dornswalo Wilkins-McCorey, Virginia Beach

meetings for the 2022-23 academic year

Meetings will be hybrid via ZOOM and in -person for the 2022-23 academic year.

September 28, 2022: 11:00am - Agenda - Approved minutes from previous board meeting
February 1, 2023: 11:00am - Agenda - Approved minutes from previous board meeting
March 29, 2023: 11:00am - Agenda - Approved minutes from previous board meeting
May 24 , 2023: 11:00am - Agenda -Approved minutes from previous board meeting

FY 24 BUDGET PROPOSAL- Link Here to access

Public Comment on Proposed FY 24 Budget

11am Wednesday, May 24, 2023

SECEP Administration Building

6160 Kempsville Circle, Suite 300B

Norfolk, VA 23502

Guidelines for Public Comments at a Regional Board Meeting:

Any citizen wishing to address the GSA Joint Board during public comment must register with Michelle Cihak TWO business days prior to the start of the meeting by calling 757-451-4711, emailing or in person at the GSA administrative offices. You must provide the following information upon registering:

  •      Your Name

  •      Your Address

  •      The subject you wish to address

  •      Whether you have children attending GSA

  •      Whether this is a personal matter dealing specifically with one student

The Joint Board will always try to hear everyone who wishes to speak on a subject. Speakers are limited to one appearance of three (3) minutes per Joint Board Meeting.


These Guidelines can be modified at any time at the discretion of the GSA Joint Board.

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