What an amazing time to be an instructional leader! The virtual world has truly made an impact on us as we strive to meet the needs of our students. It is an exciting moment in our lives and I am so incredibly honored to lead our venture into the virtual world of elementary education!
I started my career in Norfolk, VA, teaching Earth Science at Lake Taylor High School. I moved to Henrico in 1998 and was hired to teach Earth Science at GHS. I taught for a total of ten years – nine of which, I was a Bulldog!
In 2007, I was appointed an assistant principalship at GMS and enjoyed working with middle schoolers and gained quite an experience!
In 2016, my role was split into two: part-time assistant principal at RES and part-time Division Coordinator of Student Programming at Central Office. Although I was split in two, I found a home at RES and settled into my office there, learning everything elementary along the way. My division-wide, central office role brought on different duties that broadened my skillset and I felt very lucky to be able to provide support to all schools across the division.
In October of school year 20.21, I was asked to provide leadership to our elementary virtual learning program. I was thrilled to take this challenge on! I quickly found that we educators cannot accomplish our objectives alone, however. Solid teamwork between school and home is a MUST in the virtual world of elementary education. Our students depend on us to work together to maximize their potential and I’m so excited to take on this journey with you!
Christin East, M. Ed.