Mr. Van Dyke received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia and his Masters of Science in Education from Old Dominion University. He began his teaching career in 2005 in Hampton City Schools, where he taught sixth grade History at Davis Middle School. In 2007, he was hired at Berkeley Middle School in Williamsburg-James City County (WJCC) Public Schools, where he taught sixth grade History and completed his administration certification at The College of William and Mary. Since 2010, he has held a variety of administrative roles in WJCC, including interim Assistant Principal at Berkeley, Principal for the WJCC Public Schools High and Middle School Summer Program and, more recently, Assistant Principal at Berkeley Middle since 2012. He is also a Doctoral Candidate in Education Policy, Planning and Leadership at The College of William and Mary.
Mrs. Kennedy began her teaching career at Greenbrier Primary School in Chesapeake City Public Schools, where she taught Kindergarten for six years. Her elementary and special education certifications allowed her to serve as a special education teacher for first and second grade at Greenbrier Primary before moving to Grassfield High School in Chesapeake, where she has served as a collaborative teacher for special education students in inclusion classrooms in Algebra I and Geometry classes. Her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and religion and Master of Arts in Education degrees are from The College of William and Mary. Her special education license and Educational Specialist degree are from Old Dominion University.