Phone: 804-481-7414 , 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 12 years. Mr. Pritchett is a native of Dinwiddie but has lived and served in Petersburg for more than 30 years. For two years, he served as chair of the Board of the Southside Region, which spans 18 school districts in Southside Virginia. He serves on the regional board of Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies, the Petersburg School Board Disciplinary Committee, the Petersburg Liaison Committee (Intergovernmental and Community Relations), and the Petersburg City and School Partnership. Pritchett was reappointed on May 18, 2021, by Petersburg City Council to serve his first full term on the John Tyler Community College Board, which will expire on June 30, 2025. He earned a Master of Arts degree in pre-elementary education and a Bachelor of Science degree in interdisciplinary studies from Norfolk State University, as well as an Associate in Applied Science degree in human services from John Tyler Community College. He is the father of two daughters, who are college graduates.

 

 

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. He serves on the Petersburg School Board Disciplinary Committee and the Petersburg Liaison Committee (Intergovernmental and Community Relations). 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.

Phone: (804) 691-4274

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Mr. Hal B. Miles

Ward 2 Representative

Hal B. Miles Sr. is a retired Chemist/ Plant Production Manager from Honeywell and Evonik-Goldschimdt respectively, which specialize in Quality Control, Quality Assurance, and Safety. A product of Petersburg City Public Schools, he is a graduate of Virginia State University in Chemistry with Graduate and Advanced Studies from VSU, VCU, U of R, and J. Sargeant Reynolds CC. Past Community/Services/Honors are Lobbyist for Multiple Sclerosis in Virginia General Assembly, 2x Sports Hall of Fame Coach, Youth Mentor Concerned Black Men, School Security Officer, Teacher, Hurricane Disaster Relief Worker, Elder in the Church of Jesus Christ LDS. Elected to the School Board November 2020 for Ward 2.

Phone: (804) 892-0262

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Ms. Celeste L. Wynn

Ward 4 Representative

Celeste L. Wynn is a newly elected member of the Petersburg School Board, representing Ward 4. Ms. Wynn has lived in Petersburg’s beautiful Poplar Lawn Historical District since 2012. She is a former educator, who has worked over 20 years in education, both in and out of the classroom. Appointed by City Council, Ms. Wynn is a member of Petersburg’s Architectural Review Board (2012-present), an active member of the Petersburg Kiwanis Club (2019-present) and Petersburg Communities Inc., (PCI) (2012– present). Ms. Wynn is employed at Virginia State University, VSU, where she has worked for 13 years.  During her time on campus, she was elected to VSU’s Staff Senate (2016-2020) and works as Co-sponsor for VSU’s Sport Management Majors Club (2018-present).  Ms. Wynn earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Paul’s College and a Master of Science degree from Virginia State University. She enjoys time with her family, dog and working to inspire youth. 

Phone: 804-731-3168

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Mrs. E. Joyce Proctor

Ward 5 Representative

A resident of Ward 5, Petersburg for most of the last 20 years, Joyce Proctor and her husband have resided in one of the several buildings they renovated after moving from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Born in Charleston and raised in Olanta, South Carolina, where she was educated in public schools through Winthrop College (University). Received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics Education. She later received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Coe College. Taught at Francis Scott Key, in Silver Springs, Maryland, and San Antonio, Texas, Independent Schools. Both were public schools, with the former one of the wealthiest with issues of busing and the latter, with issues of classroom budget, but small classes resulting in greater learning. Through the League of Women Voters, she lobbied her state representative in the Iowa Legislature to increase the funding of civil rights commissions. She was rewarded for her success by serving as an investigator for the City Human (civil) Rights Commission, where she investigated cases in employment, housing, and public accommodation for five years. Retired from Quaker Oats, Cedar Rapids, where she supervised Ready to Eat Cereals operations making Life Cereal, Cap’n Crunch, and Puffed Wheat and Rice. She transferred to the plant’s Human Resources Department and was responsible for the employment of both hourly and salaried staff and organizational development through professional training and development and team training. Her vision and mission are to ensure the best education for each Petersburg Public School student in order to produce a 21st-century citizen who can communicate, collaborate and productively perform in the United States of America. It is a natural step in her life career and is in accord with the educational philosophy of the Petersburg Public School Board.

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 Petersburg School Board since 2004. He serves on the Board of the CodeRVA Regional High School, as an alternate representative on the Career and Technical Education Committee, and as an alternate on the Head Start Policy Liaison Committee. Originally slated to graduate with the 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. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Delta Omega Chapter). 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, an in-school suspension teacher, and has worked in public and correctional education for more than 35 years. He is also a Certified Crematory Operator.

 

Phone: 804-721-6988

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Adrian T. Dance Sr.

Ward 7 Representative

Adrian T. Dance Sr. was elected to the Petersburg School Board in 2014. He is a 1973 graduate of Petersburg High School and 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 where Mr. Dance retired from Philip Morris USA in 2009 as a shift manager. Mr. Dance serves on the Board of the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology, the Head Start Policy Liaison Committee, the Westview Early Childhood Education Center Advisory Committee, and as an alternate on the Petersburg School Board Disciplinary Committee. Mr. Dance is the Chairman of the Trustee Committee at Gillfield Baptist Church, where he has dedicated his time for 10 years. He is married to Angela Lewis Dance who is a retired Guidance Counselor with the Petersburg City Public Schools. They have three adult children, Adrian Jr., Ashle and Amy, and five grandchildren.

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