governing boards and committees

Committee of Superintendents

  • Dr. Jared Cotton, Chesapeake

  • Dr. Tamara Sterling, Franklin

  • Dr. Jim Thornton, 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. Victoria Proffit, Chesapeake

  • Dr. Andrea Hall-Leonard, Franklin

  • Ms. Vicky Hulick, Isle of Wight

  • Mr. Carlos Clanton, Norfolk, Chair

  • Rev. Cardell Patillo, Portsmouth

  • Mr. Christopher Smith, Southampton

  • Ms. Lorita Mayo, Suffolk

  • Ms. Kim Melnyck, Virginia Beach

Management Advisory Committee

  • Andrea Barnett, Chesapeake

  • Tanieka Ricks, Franklin

  • Clint Walters, Isle of Wight

  • Karla Stead, Norfolk

  • Gwen Jenkins, Portsmouth

  • Kelly Gillette, Southampton

  • Stuart Jones, Suffolk

  • Dornswalo Wilkins-McCorey, Virginia Beach

meetings for the 2020-21 academic year

Meetings are conducted at SCEP, 6160 Kempsville Circle, Ste 300B, Norfolk, VA

September 30, 2020: 11:00am - Agenda - Minutes
February 3, 2021: 11:00am - Agenda - Minutes
March 24, 2021: 11:00am - Agenda - Minutes
May 26 , 2021: 11:00am - Agenda - Minutes

Guidelines for Public Comments at a Regional Board Meeting:

Any citizen wishing to address the GSA Joint Board during public comment must register with the Deputy Clerk of the Board, Stephanie Outlaw,TWO business days prior to the start of the meeting by calling 451-4711, emailing or in person at the GSA administrative offices. You must provide the Deputy Clerk 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.