Kenneth L. Pritchett

Phone: 804-732-1938, cell 804-835-4553

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Kenneth L. Pritchett

Chair and Ward 3 representative

In July 2006, Kenneth L. Pritchett was elected to represent Ward 3 on the Petersburg School Board. Currently he serves as chair, a leadership role that he has held for the past 11 years. He is a native of Dinwiddie but has lived and served in Petersburg for more than 30 years. He is currently the chair of the Southside Region School Board, which spans 18 school districts in Southside Virginia, and serves on the regional board of Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies, the Petersburg School Board Disciplinary Committee and the Petersburg City and School Partnership. Pritchett was appointed in December 2017 by Petersburg City Council to serve a four-year term on the John Tyler Community College Board. He graduated magna cum laude with an associate degree in applied science from John Tyler Community College. He graduated summa cum laude with his Bachelor of Science degree from Norfolk State University. Currently, he is working on a Master of Arts in pre-elementary education at Norfolk State University. He has two daughters, Ebonie, a 2015 graduate of Norfolk State University, and Faith, a 2018 graduate of Virginia State University.

 Steven L. Pierce Sr.

Phone: 804-919-3506

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Steven L. Pierce Sr.

Vice chair and Ward 1 representative
A native of Petersburg and proud to have been educated in Petersburg City Public Schools, Steven L. Pierce Sr. was first elected to the School Board in 2006. His professional career spans more than 40 years: 23 years in the U.S. Army where he achieved the rank of master sergeant (retired), 16 years with Delhaize America aka Food Lion (retired) and currently with the Department of Corrections where he has spent the past five years teaching job skills to offenders. Pierce earned a bachelor’s degree in human services management from the University of Phoenix and an associate degree from Cornell University. He is married to Elaine, who is a retired educator, and they have two sons and five grandchildren.

 Atiba H. Muse

Phone: 804-895-0723

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Atiba H. Muse

Ward 2 representative
Atiba Muse is completing his first term as a Petersburg School Board member. A native of Petersburg, he has represented Ward 2 since 2014. He is a 1998 graduate of Petersburg High School and a 2002 graduate of Morehouse College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in international affairs. As a professional, he is a former U.S. congressional staffer and is currently a clean energy consultant. He is married to Ebony Costain, an independent digital small business owner; they have a young daughter named Stokely.

 Dr. Wayne D. Scott

Phone: 804-461-8662

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Dr. Wayne D. Scott

Ward 4 representative
Dr. Wayne D. Scott was elected to the Petersburg School Board in November 2016. He earned his bachelor's degree in business administration and master's degree in adult education with a minor in special education from North Carolina A&T State University. He earned his doctorate in special education administration with a minor in educational leadership from the University of Cincinnati. He started his career as a teacher in Guilford County (N.C.) Public Schools. Dr. Scott has two decades of experience as a public school administrator and is currently the principal of Swansboro Elementary in Richmond. His career track also includes teaching courses at Virginia State University, Virginia Union University and Averett University.

 Lois A. Long

Phone: 804-835-7198

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Lois A. Long

Ward 5 representative
Lois A. Long is serving her first term as a School Board member (2014-2018). Long is a native of Petersburg and graduated Petersburg High School in 1991. After high school, she attended cosmetology schools and is a licensed beautician. Former CEO of Long & Associates, her professional career includes PASS Trainer (ADA law) and marketing and promotions. She is currently a community activist. She has one daughter, Kezia.

 Bernard J. Lundy Jr.

Phone: 804-919-3575

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Bernard J. Lundy Jr.

Ward 6 representative
Bernard J. Lundy Jr. has represented Ward 6 on the School Board since 2004. Originally slated to graduate with his cohort class of 1977, he participated in the Petersburg High School Advanced Studies Program, which enabled him to graduate with the 1976 class of Petersburg High School. He earned his master's degree in education/administration supervision and his undergraduate degree in special education from Virginia State University. Lundy advocates the continued provision of advanced educational opportunities for students. Over the span of Lundy’s career in education, he has served as a special education teacher, activities coordinator and in-school suspension teacher and has worked in public and correctional education for more than 35 years. He is a Certified Crematory Operator.

 

 Adrian T. Dance Sr.

Phone: 804-862-4561

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Adrian T. Dance Sr.

Ward 7 representative
Adrian T. Dance, Sr. is serving his first term as School Board member (2014-2018). Dance is a native of Petersburg and graduated from Petersburg High School in 1973. He is a 1977 graduate of Norfolk State University with a bachelor's degree in health, physical education and recreation. His professional career spans 31 years of service; he retired as a shift manager with Phillip Morris, USA. Dance is married to Angela Lewis Dance, a school counselor, and they have three adult children (Adrian Jr., Ashlē and Amy) and four grandchildren.