Portrait of the principal

Natalie Bare - Principal

As principal of Gordon Elementary School, I would like to welcome you.  At Gordon, we always work to make all decisions with the mindset of what is best for kids. Our ultimate goal is To Be a Champion for Students. We work hard to provide engaging and innovative experiences for every student. Students deserve to have their voices heard and valued.

A bit about me: After graduating from Longwood University, my educational career began in Henrico County where I served as a second, third and fourth grade teacher for six years. During this time I earned my M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University. Next, I moved into the role of Resource Teacher for two years before relocating with my family for a brief stint in Northern VA working as a third grade teacher for Alexandria City. Fortunately, we were brought back to Richmond and I returned to Henrico County as an Associate Principal for three years. I was able to return to Chesterfield and serve as the Assistant Principal at Winterpock Elementary before receiving the greatest opportunity ever, principal at Gordon Elementary!

I grew up in Midlothian, graduating from Clover Hill Hight School! My husband Matt, my daughter Madison and my son Jackson (both patriots!) and I live in Moseley. As a family we love being outside, going to the beach, reading books, playing games and just enjoying time together.

Please feel free to email me at [email protected] or call me at (804) 378.2410 if I can help with anything. We are a family and are always happy to help.  Our goal is to always create a safe, positive, welcoming, engaging, and challenging learning environment.  I look forward to another wonderful and exciting year at Gordon. Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!

Thank you,
Natalie S. Bare, Principal
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portrait of Assistant principal Dickerson

Kimberley Dickerson
Assistant Principal

Hi Gordon Families!!! I am looking forward to my 7th year serving as the assistant principal at Gordon Elementary!! This is my 29th year in education.  Prior to coming to Gordon, I was the assistant principal at Marguerite Christian Elementary in South Chesterfield for 12 years.

I started my career at C. E. Curtis Elementary in 1990 after graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University. I had the privilege of teaching in the classroom I actually completed my student teaching in. I taught 3-5th grade students with Mild Intellectual Disabilities. In 1995, I returned to VCU to complete my Masters in Administration and Supervision. While in grad school, I taught 6th Grade LD/ED and served as the Head Start Director in Hopewell VA before returning to Chesterfield in 2002.

I have two FABULOUS kiddos. Ryan who is 27 years old, graduated from UNC- Wilmington in 2015. In 2018 joined the US Navy and is currently stationed in Rota, Spain working as an Electronic Technician at the naval airport. My youngest, Bethany is 21 years old and graduated from Hermitage High in 2017. She just relocated to Minnesota to work for a Pediatric OT.  My granddaughter, Malayah, just turned two this summer!  Before they moved we enjoyed lots of family time around the pool and exploring walking trails.

I am looking forward to what the year has in store for our fabulous Patriots.  We got this and will stick together as we navigate kiddos returning to school!!!

Kimberley Dickerson, Assistant Principal
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