Mrs. Reams and her husband and two children standing under a Montana sign.

Principal - Melissa T. Reams

College – University of Massachusetts at Amherst & Virginia Commonwealth University

Greenfield Families,

I feel very fortunate to serve as principal for the fourth year here at Greenfield.  I truly love coming to work everyday and sharing my day with your children.

Our #1 goal is to work together to provide the best possible experience for our students.  This will be my fourth school, and I can assure you there is no better place than Greenfield! My previous 15 years in education have been primarily spent serving in Henrico County. I have taught both 1st and 4th grades, served as an instructional coach in the area of mathematics, and spent my last four years with Henrico County as associate principal, before beginning my journey as principal with CCPS.

I was raised in Ramsey, New Jersey, but now call Richmond home.  My husband and I live in Manakin Sabot, VA, with our two elementary age children and two dogs. I am an athlete and lover of the outdoors. On the weekend you can find my family hiking in the mountains or escaping to the beach whenever we can.  We are an active family and always on the go!

Our school focus continues to be student growth. In an effort to meet all of our students’ needs, we have implemented numerous frameworks: K-2 bridge framework, K-5 30 minute IE Block, and most recently, our school wide house system, allowing opportunities for collaboration across grade levels.

Communication is key! Our doors are always open, so please never hesitate to contact us! We will be sharing our story and all the great things happening within our school through various outlets with the hopes of reaching everyone! Every week, you will receive a school-wide email message detailing the week ahead.  This should serve as a reminder for events and activities, that have previously been shared by your child’s teacher.

I look forward to the opportunity to meet each and every family that we have the privilege to serve.

It’s going to be our best year yet!

With Greenfield Pride,
Melissa T. Reams

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Mrs. Burnham & her husband and child and dog on their front porch

Assistant Principal - Sarah Burnham

College – William & Mary, UVA, VCU

Greenfield Families,

I am honored to return to Greenfield for my second year serving as the assistant principal.  It is sure to be another rewarding year as a Dragon as we all continue building relationships with one another.  Prior to being in this position, I enjoyed working with students and teachers as the Literacy Specialist. I have also taught 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades in Fairfax County and at A.M. Davis Elementary in Chesterfield.  

I grew up in the Short Pump area and love calling RVA home!  I attended William & Mary for my undergrad degree, and UVA for a Master’s in Reading Education.  Most recently, I completed my Administration and Leadership degree at VCU. I will happily cheer for any of these sports teams!  

My husband and I stay busy with our daughter, Paisley, and labradoodle, Piper!  We enjoy spending time at the beach, exploring new restaurants, and hanging out with our family and friends.  I love to run, swim, and read in my free time.

Education and teaching have always been my passion and I bring that love and energy to Greenfield each day.  I look forward to watching our Greenfield Dragons grow this year as they explore, learn, create, and imagine their futures!

Go Dragons!

Sarah Burnham
Assistant Principal
E-mail:  Sarah_Burnham

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