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Cornelius Smith


Principal Cornelius Smith is an experienced educator with a deep background in instructional and administrative roles across multiple districts in central Virginia. Originally from Alexandria, he fosters meaningful relationships with students, families, and staff to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Richmond, a master’s in educational leadership from Concordia University, and a post graduate degree in educational leadership from Regent University. He creates a positive, long-term impact on Henry L. Marsh, III Elementary students, families, and staff.

Phone: (804) 780-4401


Assistant Principal TreenaLeecost

Treena Leecost

Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal Treena Leecost believes strongly in the importance and the necessity of the work that Richmond Public Schools is doing to lead, serve and learn with love. For over a decade, Ms. Leecost has supported students and teachers in diverse school populations as an assistant principal and interim principal. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education from Old Dominion, a Master’s of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and PK-12 Supervision and Leadership certification from the University of West Georgia. 


Phone: (804) 780-4401


Assistant Principal Dewayne Parker

Dwayne Parker

Assistant Principal

 Assistant Principal Dwayne Parker holds a strong belief in the principles of servant leadership, seeing school leaders as individuals tasked with the duty of serving to educate and empower scholars while also benefiting the community. With over fifteen years of experience in the mental health field and eight years as an educator, he feels privileged to possess the skills necessary to foster a safe and inclusive learning environment that prioritizes the cultural identity and social-emotional needs of all scholars. He takes great pride in his dedication to lifelong learning, achieving the Educational Leadership endorsement from Longwood University and fulfilling all coursework requirements for the School-Based Registered Play Therapy program at Virginia Commonwealth University. As a Trojan, he earned his Counseling of Education degree from Virginia State University, having completed his undergraduate studies at Virginia Union University.

Phone: 804-780-4401