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School Board – Past School Board Chairs

  • S.S. Gresham - September 1922 - June 1928
  • Gordon Bratten - July 1928 - June 1932
  • R.E. Whitehead - July 1932 - June 1940
  • John B. Dey - July 1940 - June 1957
  • Lloyd A. Murden* - June 1957 - June 1964
  • George R. Ferrell - July 1964 - June 1966
  • J.W. Buffington - July 1966 - June 1972
  • Robert H. DeFord, Jr. - July 1972 - June 1981
  • Roy A. Woods - July 1981 - December 1985
  • James N. Fletcher - January 1986 - June 1990
  • Gregory N. Stillman - July 1990 - December 1991
  • Samuel W. Meekins - January 1992 - June 1994
  • James R. Darden - July 1994 - January 1995
  • June T. Kernutt - February 1995 - May 1996
  • Karen O’Brien - May 1996 - June 1996
  • Robert F. Hagans, Jr. - July 1996 - June 1997
  • Robert C. Spadaccini - July 1998 - June 1999

Prior to 1922, each of the four magisterial districts of Princess Anne County had its own school board. In 1922, a new county system school law was put into effect stating that there shall be a county unit school board, composed of one member from each magisterial district. University of Virginia Record Extension Series: An Economic and Social Survey of Princess Anne County, E.E. Ferebee and J. Pendleton Wilson, Jr. (University of Virginia, 1924)

*January 1, 1963 - City of Virginia Beach formed as a result of a merger with Princess Anne County.


Last Modified on Friday, January 20, 2017