Mrs. Pamela Stepko was named the new Assistant Principal for Cumberland Elementary School (CES) at the May 14, 2018, meeting of the Cumberland School Board. Mrs. Stepko, who currently teaches third grade math at CES, will assume her new position on July 1, 2018.
Mrs. Stepko has a Bachelor of Science degree from Longwood University and a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership, also from Longwood University. She completed her student teaching at Cumberland Elementary School prior to accepting a teaching position at Nottoway Public Schools, where she was the Lead Teacher for Blackstone Primary School. She also served her administrative internship at Cumberland Elementary School. Mrs. Stepko has experience in curriculum development and alignment, facilitating professional development opportunities, and designing assessments. She was the recipient of the 2016 Impact Award for Region 8, given by the Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD). This award is presented each year at the VASCD Annual Conference to one educator for each region. The winner must exemplify excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership.
Ms. Kathryn Garrett, the current CES Assistant Principal, has accepted a new position of Career Development Specialist for the division. Her extensive background in working with Career and Technical Education will be instrumental in helping the CUCPS meet new career guidelines established by the Profile of a Virginia Graduate initiative.