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Principal Cook

Kimberly Cook

Principal

Mrs. Kimberly Cook has spent her career improving educational outcomes for students and raising the bar for teaching and learning across multiple school systems.  Prior to being selected as the principal of Henry L. Marsh,III Elementary School, Ms. Cook served as a principal in Fairfax County Public Schools, directly supporting quality instructional practices, cultivating a positive school community and building a strong home/school connection based on collaboration and trust. She was also nominated for First Year Principal of the Year. 

Additionally, Ms. Cook served as an assistant principal in Fairfax County Public Schools and she began her career in Richmond Public Schools as a Kindergarten teacher at Patrick Henry Elementary School.  Ms. Cook earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University, her Master’s in Teaching from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from George Mason University.

 

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Master of Teaching in Elementary Education, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Master of Science in Educational Leadership, George Mason University
  • VDOE Endorsement(s): Early Education NK-4, Admin and Supervision PreK-12

Phone: 804-780-4401
Email: kcook2@rvaschools.net

 

Assistant Principal TreenaLeecost

Treena Leecost

Assistant Principal

Ms. Leecost is so excited to join the Henry L. Marsh Elementary community. She 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. Prior to becoming a school leader, Ms. Leecost taught middle school math, science and history in urban, private and suburban schools in Georgia and Virginia. During her tenure, she was named “Teacher of the Year” twice and received accolades as a dedicated school leader increasing student achievement and school processes. Ms. Leecost affirms that her greatest accomplishment is being a mother to her son and a mentor to teachers.  She is looking forward to supporting the young Henry L. Marsh Monarchs and developing them into amazing readers, writers and mathematicians.  

Ms. Leecost became an educator because she believes in ALL students. She believes that education should inspire growth, confidence and dreams. Students deserve educators and school leaders who are passionate, equipped and focused on providing rich and sustainable learning experiences. Ms. Leecost decided to become an educator because she is convinced that every student needs a champion; especially those that the world has left behind! 

Phone: 804-780-4401
Email: tleecost2@rvaschools.net

 

Assistant Principal Dewayne Parker

Dewayne Parker

Assistant Principal

It is my pleasure to join the administrative team and to serve you as one of the assistant principals of Henry L. Marsh, III Elementary School. I believe school leaders practice servitude leadership and are commissioned to answer the call of service to educate and empower our scholars and serve the community. With more than fifteen years of experience in the mental health field and eight years as an educator, I am privileged to have gained the capacity to promote a safe and inclusive learning environment that values the cultural identity and social-emotional needs of ALL scholars.  In addition, my mission is to ensure that high academic standards and curriculum alignment to instruction takes place to build 21st century citizens through rigorous and integrated learning experiences.   

Here at Marsh ES, I look forward to interdependently working with our scholars, parents, and community stakeholders to address the four core values of Academics Excellence, Community Engagement, Social Justice, and MONARCH PRIDE!  In Committing To Excellence, together, we will cultivate a learning community in which all stakeholders invest in supporting each other while highlighting the accomplishments of our scholars and community members. 

I take pride in being a lifelong learner as I recently completed the Educational Leadership endorsement through Longwood University and completed all coursework for the School-Based Registered Play Therapy requirements from Virginia Commonwealth University. As a Trojan, I earned my Counseling of Education through Virginia State University and completed undergraduate studies at Virginia Union University.   

Phone: 804-780-4401
Email: dparker4@rvaschools.net