Committee of Superintendents
Dr. Jared Cotton, Chesapeake
Ms. Tamara Sterling, Franklin
Dr. Jim Thornton, Isle of Wight
Dr. Melinda Boone, Norfolk
Dr. Elie Bracy, Portsmouth
Dr. Gwendolyn Shannon, Southampton
Dr. Deran Whitney, Suffolk
Dr. Aaron C. Spence, Virginia Beach

Regional Board
Jeff Bunn, Chesapeake
Dr. Andrea Hall-Leonard, Franklin
Ms. Jacqueline Carr, Isle of Wight
Dr. Noelle Gabriel, Norfolk
Rev. Cardell Patillo, Portsmouth
Mr. Christopher Smith, Southampton
Ms. Linda Bouchard, Suffolk
Ms. Kim Melnick, Virginia Beach

Management Advisory Committee
Andrea Barnett, Chesapeake
Wallace Johnson, Franklin
Colleen Loud, Isle of Wight
Karla Stead, Norfolk
Gwen Jenkins, Portsmouth
Kelly Gillette, Southampton
Dr. Stenette Byrd, Suffolk
Robin Shumaker, Virginia Beach

Meetings for the 2018-19 academic year
Meetings are conducted at SCEP, 6160 Kempsville Circle, Ste 300B, Norfolk, VA
October 10, 2018: 11:00am
February 6, 2019: 11:00am
March 27, 2019: 11:00am
May 29, 2019: 11:00am

Minutes- link Here

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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.


Main Office

Main Office: 
757-451-4715 Fax 
254 Granby Street
orfolk, Virginia 23510