Secondary assistant principal and academy principal new hires and changes for the 2021-2022 school year
Hampton City Schools announced the following secondary assistant principal and academy principal new hires and changes for the 2021-2022 school year.
Sierria Ware will be joining the Andrews administrative team for the 2021-2022 school year, serving in the role as an assistant principal.
She comes to Andrews from Hampton High School where she has been a member of the Crabber family since 2016. She has served in the roles of an English teacher, the Academies of Hampton Maritime Academy team lead, an English instructional leader, and a credit recovery coordinator.
She earned her bachelor’s and master’s from Old Dominion University, as well as her postgraduate professional license in administration and supervision. Ware is currently working on her Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University.
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Gordon Blair will be joining the Bethel administrative team as an academy principal for the 2021-2022 school year.
Blair has served as an assistant principal at Syms Middle School for the past two years. Prior to joining Hampton City Schools, he worked at the Newport News Juvenile Detention School where he served for 10 years as a high school English teacher. He has also served as an alternative pathways program instructor and high school English teacher in Wilmington, North Carolina; a high school English teacher in Southport, North Carolina; and a middle school language arts teacher for Norfolk Public Schools.
He earned both his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and master’s in educational leadership from Old Dominion University.
Haneef Majied will be joining the Hampton High administrative team as an academy principal for the 2021-2022 school year, replacing Sharif Hicks who will be serving as principal at Mary S. Peake Elementary School.
Majied joined Hampton City Schools in 2017 and has served the past four years as an academy principal at Phoebus High School (Freshman Academy and Academy of Hospitality and Tourism). Prior to Phoebus High, he served as a technology teacher and an academic program director for Junior University in Norfolk Public Schools and as a school counselor at Norview Middle School in Norfolk.
Additionally, he has experience as a community-based counselor.
He has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Averett University, and a master’s degree in school counseling from Norfolk State University. He holds an educational specialist degree from Regent University.
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Elizabeth Goodwyn and Jacinta Harris will be joining the Lindsay administrative team to serve as assistant principals for the 2021-2022 school year. Elizabeth Goodwyn replaces Mia Pollard who is relocating and Jacinta Harris replaces Ruben Casas who has relocated.
Goodwyn has served as an assistant principal the past year at Jones Magnet Middle School. Prior to her time at Jones, she spent 16 years as a science teacher at Cesar Tarrant Middle School. While at Tarrant, she also served as the science instructional leader and coordinated and supervised all after-school tutoring activities for the 21st Century Program.
She earned a bachelor’s degree from Christopher Newport University, a master’s from Grand Canyon University, and an educational specialist degree from Liberty University.
Harris returns to Hampton after spending the past six years with Fairfax County Schools as a high school English teacher. She began her educational career in Hampton City Schools where she served four years as a secondary self-contained special education teacher and then two years as a high school English teacher before moving to Fairfax.
She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree from Old Dominion University, and completed additional course work at Longwood University.
Mallory Hinshaw will be joining Phenix to serve as an assistant principal for the 2021-2022 school year replacing Heidi Wallace.
Hinshaw began her educational career in Bloomington, Illinois teaching middle school science and English. She joined HCS in 2010 as a teacher at Tucker-Capps Fundamental Elementary School teaching fourth and fifth grade for five years before moving to Eaton Fundamental Middle School where she most recently taught eighth grade science for the past six years. In addition, Hinshaw was a site coordinator for Saturday School at Eaton Middle. She also wrote curriculum for the past few years for eighth grade science and was a professional development facilitator for middle school science for the past three years.
She received her bachelor’s in elementary education from Bradley University and her master’s in education administration from Lamar University. Additionally, she earned her professional certification in elementary education with endorsements in middle school science and English as well as her certification in supervision and administration from Lamar.
Malachi Wafford will be joining the Phoebus administrative team serving as an interim assistant administrator. Haneef Majied is leaving Phoebus and joining the Hampton High administrative team as an academy principal.
Wafford began his educational career in Detroit, Michigan teaching fourth through sixth grade, before serving as an elementary and middle school teacher and assistant principal in California. He joined Hampton City Schools in 2019 as a fifth grade teacher at Aberdeen and has also served in the leadership roles of the Climate and Culture Coach and Saturday School Coordinator.
He has a bachelor’s degree in education from Western Michigan University and is finishing his master’s degree in educational leadership at Old Dominion University. Additionally, Wafford is a part of the HCS Leadership Cohort.
Andrew Perry will be serving as an assistant principal at Syms Middle for the 2021-2022 school year, replacing Gordon Blair who will serve as an academy principal at Bethel High School.
Perry is no stranger to Syms Middle School. He served the Syms students and families for four years, from 2012 to 2016, as a science teacher. He also was a 21st Century tutor and PBIS team leader.
Perry is coming to Syms from Newport News Public Schools where he has been a middle school science teacher for the past five years as well as the instruction team leader for their discipline task force, chair of the superintendent’s teacher advisory committee, and the 2019-2020 NNPS teacher of the year.
He has his bachelor’s in psychology from George Mason University and his master’s in educational leadership from Old Dominion University.
Aisha Rucker will be serving as an assistant principal at Tarrant Middle for the 2021-2022 school year, replacing Chanda Mason who will serve as principal at Mary W. Jackson Fundamental Elementary School.
Rucker joined Hampton City Schools in 2017 serving in the role as a program advisor before being promoted to a special education coordinator in 2018. Rucker began her career in education in 2007 as a special education teacher in Virginia Beach. She went on to teach special education in Newport News Public Schools and Chesapeake Public Schools before joining the HCS team.
She has a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Norfolk State University. She has a master’s in education with a concentration in students with moderate disabilities as well as a certificate of advanced graduate studies in education leadership, both from Cambridge College. Rucker is currently working on her Ed.D. from Regent University.