Selfie of Principal at her desk.

Adrienne Blanton was born and raised in Chesterfield County. She graduated from Meadowbrook High School where she met her husband, Don. After high school, she went on to earn her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Elementary Education at Longwood College. Soon after finishing college, she married Don and began teaching sixth grade math at Salem Middle School. Her husband, Don, is also a teacher. He teaches Health/PE at Maggie Walker Governor’s School. Over the next few years Mrs. Blanton became a mom to two boys, Dylan and Andrew. She continued teaching Math for twelve years at Salem Middle. During this time, she also earned her Masters Degree in School Leadership at VCU and began her journey as a school administrator. In 2007, Mrs. Blanton was hired at Bird as a Dean of Students. Over the next ten years, she transitioned to Assistant Principal, Associate Principal, and now Principal of Lloyd C. Bird High School. Her boys are now teenagers. Dylan is 20, and like his mom and dad he aspires to be a teacher. He is attending Longwood University to pursue a degree in Biology and Secondary Education. Andrew is 17, and he is a rising Senior at Clover Hill High School. His main love is playing football and wrestling. Mrs. Blanton enjoys spending time with her family, and she loves relaxing by the pool! Mrs. Blanton is a true Skyhawk at heart. She is passionate and committed to preparing all students for life after high school. She reminds students everyday to work hard, play hard and always take care of each other!

Selfie of Mr. Waller

Quincy Waller was born and raised in Chester, VA. He and his four siblings are all proud graduates of Lloyd C. Bird HS. After graduating from high school, he attended James Madison University, where he played football, and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science. Following college, Mr. Waller pursued his dreams of playing professional football, all while working for Federal Express as a courier, and being an assistant football coach for Lloyd C. Bird HS. After two years, Mr. Waller was encouraged to consider returning to school to pursue teacher licensure. Mr. Waller would later enroll at The Johns Hopkins University and obtain his Masters of Arts in Teaching Degree for secondary social studies in 1999. Upon completion of his Master’s program he was offered a social studies position at The Paul Laurence Dunbar School for Health and Business Professions, in Baltimore, MD. He spent six wonderful years teaching various social studies classes (Government, World History, African American Studies, Sociology, and Psychology), and coaching football and track. In the summer of 2006, Mr. Waller returned to Virginia, and acquired a teaching position at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies, where he taught Government, and World Studies for five years. During this time he also coached multiple sports teams throughout

Chesterfield County at the high school, and middle school levels. After eleven years of teaching and coaching, Mr. Waller pursued and obtained his Certificate of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Richmond. Since then Mr. Waller has spent his career in leadership working and serving his school community of Lloyd C. Bird. He has been the Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, and current Associate Principal of Lloyd C. Bird high school. While serving in his leadership capacity Mr. Waller also served as a consultant for Youth League Coaches and coached a flag football team of one of the feeder schools. He truly loves kids, and believes in the importance of family, service, and mentoring young people.

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Portrait of Ms. Green

Renee Green was born and raised just outside of Tampa, Florida. She earned a B.S. degree in Secondary Social Science Education from the University of South Florida in 2008, and began her teaching career at James W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey, Florida home of the Mustangs. While there she taught United States History and volunteered to coach with the JV softball team. She moved to Virginia in 2009, and became a proud Panther teaching and coaching at Hermitage High School in Henrico County. There she taught Advanced Placement Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, and Collaborative World History courses. She also served as the Head Softball Coach. In 2016 Ms. Green made the move to Chesterfield County where she became a Warrior, teaching World History I and Success at Matoaca High School. She earned her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Virginia Tech in 2017, Go Hokies! and began her role as the Dean of Students at Carver College and Career Academy that same year. In 2018 she became part of the Skyhawk family when she was named as an assistant principal at L.C. Bird High School. Ms. Green is married to Jason Keith, an artist with Marvel comics, and they share a son named Aiden and a dog named Butch. She loves hiking, running, softball, and spending time with her family. Ms. Green is very proud to be a Skyhawk and you should be too!

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Selfie of Mr. Griffin

Adam Griffin was born and raised in Newport News, VA, attended Warwick High School and is a proud Raider alumnus. Upon graduation from high school, he set off to college to a university that would shape his life forever. Attending, and graduating, from Virginia Tech not only garnered him a degree, but it created a new sense of community and home, and it was the place that will forever be remembered as the spot where he met his wife Janet. That one decision to be a Hokie (and now a diehard Hokie for life) has had a ripple effect on the paths that Adam has followed, and if you removed that one decision, it may all be completely different.

After graduating from Virginia Tech, Adam got his first job as a middle school Health and Physical Education teacher at Gildersleeve Middle School. After four years of teaching HPE at Gildersleeve, coaching JV baseball at Warwick and Heritage High Schools and dating Janet long distance (in Northern Virginia) the decision came to move-in together in a neutral spot in the middle. That neutral spot ended up being RVA, which after a few months turned into being specifically Chesterfield. Adam transitioned to high school, where he served as both a Health and Physical Education teacher and a Success teacher at Matoaca High School. After spending 10.5 years at Matoaca High School (blended with highly successful stints as head coach for both boys volleyball at Matoaca and baseball at Midlothian HS), Adam moved into the vacant Dean of Students position at LC Bird High School at the tail end of the 2016-2017 school year, where he served the next year and a half. He was promoted to Assistant Principal at LC Bird for the 2018-2019 school year, and is excited to enter his fifth school year at Bird as an administrator.

Adam is supported, loved and graced by his, previously mentioned, rockstar wife Janet and their daughter Leighton (6) and son Wells (3). These two kids are the light of his life, and he enjoys spending time with them as much as possible and just seeing them grow. Mr. Griffin loves sports, and is an avid fan of the Braves in baseball, the Washington Football Team in the NFL and he never misses a game of VT football or basketball. In addition to a passion for sports, Mr. Griffin truly loves coming into work and is honored to be a part of: The Skyhawk community, the superstar admin team, the incredible faculty/staff and to simply be a part of the journey of all of the LC Bird Skyhawk students that walk these hallways and make their footprint on this school and society.

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Portrait of Ms. Smith

JoAna Smith is excited to serve as the Dean of Students at L.C. Bird High School this school year. She has 14 years of experience teaching Spanish in Chesterfield and other counties. She has taught at the middle and high school levels, including Advanced Placement courses. She is also a licensed ELL teacher.

Mrs. Smith graduated from Randolph-Macon College with her degree in Spanish and is endorsed to teach PREK-12. Her certification to teach English Language Learners is from George Washington University. Currently, JoAna is enrolled in the University of Virginia to earn her Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision.

JoAna and her husband Mike have lived in Chesterfield for over ten years. They have two dogs and enjoy playing and watching sports, especially soccer.

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