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Highland Springs High School Senior Leadership Team

Ms. La Toya Draper

Associate PrincipalMs. Draper was raised in Hampton, Virginia and attended Virginia Commonwealth University for both undergraduate and graduate studies. She earned her Post-Master’s In Educational Leadership from The George Washington University. Ms. Draper has a Biology degree that she still utilizes by working as a Laboratory Technologist! She is married, and is the mom to two boys and one dog. Fun fact – everyone in her house has a name that begins with “J” except her! She loves to travel, and made trips to Curaçao and Antigua this year!
Mr. Jesse Chavis
Assistant Principal
Ms. Ebony HillAssistant PrincipalMs. Hill is a HCPS product, graduating from Henrico High School in 2003. After high school, she attended Norfolk State University (BEHOLD THE GREEN AND GOLD) and graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry. She also has a M. Ed. in Educational Management and a M. Ed. in Urban Leadership. She originally intended on attending pharmacy school and becoming a Pharmacist, however after the first year of being in education, I fell in love with education. Having experience as a science teacher, department chair, dean of students, she is entering her 2nd year as Assistant Principal here at HSHS. Ms. Hill spends her free time with family and serving mankind as a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Mrs. Beth Terrier
Assistant PrincipalMrs. Terrier was raised in Martinsville, Virginia and attended Longwood University. She recently received her Masters in Educational Leadership and Supervision from the University of Virginia. Before joining the #SpringerNation team, Mrs. Terrier taught middle school math in Henrico County for eleven years. During the weekends, she can be found spending time with her husband (Alex), five year old daughter, and 2 year old son. Mrs. Terrier is extremely excited to begin her first year as an Assistant Principal at Highland Springs High School, where she will prioritize building meaningful relationships with students, families, faculty and staff.

Mr. W. Brad Alston

Administrative InternMr. Alston attended Menchville and Bethel High Schools but graduated from Bethel. He received his undergraduate degree from Randolph-Macon College in Sociology. Mr. Alston then received his Masters in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Regent University. Mr. Alston wanted to be an educator because he finds joy in giving back to the youth. He believes in empowering students to believe that life success is possible. The key to success is not giving up. Mr. Alston was named the 2016 Virginia Mentoring Mentor of the Year. In his free time, Mr. Alston is married with 2 kids (a boy and a girl) and loves all sports, particularly Football, baseball, basketball, and NASCAR. He finds great joy and peace in coaching football.

Mr. Rick Lilly

Student Activities DirectorMr. Lilly was raised in Charlottesville, Va. where he graduated Charlottesville High School. While at CHS, he member of the band as a tuba player, a four-year member of the varsity football team and member of the 1994, 1996 and 1997 Outdoor Track State Championship teams. He played football at Randolph-Macon before transferring to the University of Virginia, joining the track team as a pole-vaulter and graduating with a degree in Foreign Affairs.
Mr. Lilly was a government teacher for five years and Director of Student Activities for five years at Charlottesville High School, before joining the staff at Handley High School in Winchester in 2012. Mr. Lilly obtained his Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision from Shenandoah University and is currently in his third year in their Doctoral program in Educational Leadership. Mr. Lilly was named the 2013-14 Virginia Athletic Administrator of the year and the 2017 National Award of Merit as an Athletic Administrator. He resides in Henrico County with his wife, Hannah, and two children, Whitner and Ada.

Mrs. Cherrelle Davis

Director of School CounselingMrs. Davis will be entering her 7th year as an educator for the 2019-2020 school year. Mrs. Davis holds a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and a Masters of Education in Counselor Education, School Counseling Pre-K-12, both from Virginia State University. She has previous experience as a School Counselor, Program Coordinator and College Counselor. She is excited about working with students with their academic, career and personal/social goals for the future. Mrs. Davis believes each child needs to know about all of the opportunities and a be able to make sound decisions about their future.

Quotes to live by: “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou “Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou

Associations: American School Counselor Association (ASCA), Virginia School Counselor Association(VSCA), Chi Sigma Iota, International Honor Society for Professional and Academic Counselors, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., National Notary Association

Mr. Brian Smith

Instructional Coach and New Teacher CoordinatorMr. Smith has a BA in History and a Master of Teaching (Broad Endorsement in Social Studies) from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is currently serving as the Director of the Futsal Development Academy for 9 Time USYF National Champion FutsalRVA. Mr. Smith is the Director of Futsal RVA Metro Futsal Program. The best part of his job is that he gets to spend his time collaborating with other creative, civic minded, people for the benefit of young people, and the community as a whole. He has a side hustle as a mural artist. Mr. Smith’s interests include anything with 2 wheels, community involvement, gardening, and nerd stuff.

Mrs. Ashley O'Carroll

Innovative Learning CoachMrs. O'Carroll graduated from Orange County High School. She majored in History at Virginia Commonwealth University where she went on to receive her Masters in Teaching. She decided to be an educator because she enjoys making an impact on her students' lives. She has 2 dogs and enjoys rock climbing and motorcycles in her free time.

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