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Meadowbrook High School

Chesterfield County Public Schools


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Marcie Rice, Ed. D.

Dr. Rice is a former chemistry teacher entering her ninth year in education. She is a native of Brunswick County, VA, and graduate of Hampton University (B.S), GA Tech (M.S.), and Virginia State University (Ed.D). She has two children, and she resides in Chester, VA.

  • Oversees all school operations
  • Develops and implements the School Innovation and Improvement Plan and Annual Operating Plan
  • Administers and plans school budget
  • Supervises School Counseling department
  • Serves as Title IX and OCR Coordinator
  • Coordinates school activities with the DSA
  • Serves as the administrative liaison to the PTSA
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Vadella Ellis Pope
Associate Principal

804-743-3675 ext. 6244
Email: [email protected]
Students Last Name: He-Mei  (Paired with Counselor – Travis Luck)

Departments:  English, and ESL

This is Ms. Ellis-Pope’s third year at Meadowbrook High School.  Prior to working at Meadowbrook, she taught at L.C. Bird High school in the Science Department.  Ms. Ellis-Pope has earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia in Environmental Science and two master’s degrees from the University of Virginia as well.  One degree is in teaching and the other in Administration and Supervision. Ms. Ellis-Pope currently has her National Board certification in Earth and Space Science. 

Why Statement: New students matriculate to Meadowbrook every year.  Every year, month, and day should be better than the one before.  I am here to model personal and lead institutional improvement as well as support colleagues and students in their own efforts to improve

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Christina Frias
Assistant Principal

804-743-3675 ext. 6401
Email: [email protected]

Students Last Name: ESL Levels 1 & 2  (Paired with Counselor – Nataly Deus)
Students Last Name: IB and MADE students (Paired with Counselor – Kelley Olds)

Academic Departments: World Languages, International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, and Social Studies

Ms. Frias is excited and honored to serve as one of your new assistant principals this school year. As a CCPS graduate of the Spanish Immersion Program at Manchester High School, she believes and values culture, inclusion, infinite learning, and supporting the whole child.  She attended VCU  where she earned two Bachelor’s Degrees in Elementary Education and Spanish language.  She has earned a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Liberty University and then an Educational Specialist (EdS) degree in Administration and Supervision from Virginia Tech.  Before becoming an assistant principal, she taught elementary school then IB Spanish.

Why Statement: I love inspiring young lives and helping students to grow. An essential aspect of instruction for me has been forming meaningful relationships and making learning relevant for students.  I firmly believe in creating a “fan club” for each student, and that ALL students CAN learn with the right support from their fan club.

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Jonn White, M. Ed.
Assistant Principal

(804) 743-3675 ext. 6234
Email: [email protected]
Student Last Name: Rodr.-Z (Counselor- Jessica Mason)

Academic Departments: Mathematics, SUCCESS, Sped. Mathematics

Mr. White is a native of New Jersey. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Math and Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from Virginia State University. Mr. White brings over 23 years of experience teaching math in Petersburg, Chesterfield, and Colonial Heights. Mr. White was most recently a Math Coach with Richmond City Public Schools.

Mr. White has 20 years of coaching experience with football at Petersburg and Colonial Heights and wrestling at Matoaca. He was an Assistant Coach for the Matoaca 3X State Championship team: 2014, 2015 & 2016, where there were 16 individual state champions.

Why Statement: I love being that spark in a student’s life that gets them to understand that anything is possible. Everyone can learn and everyone can succeed if they put forth the time and effort.

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Kevin Socha
Dean of Students

804-743-3675 ext. 6212
Email: [email protected]
Students Last Name: Con-Ha  (Paired with Counselor – Amanda Kramer)

Academic Departments:  Fine Arts and Performing Arts, and Health and Physical Education

Kevin Socha earned his bachelor’s degree in Special Education and History from Western Michigan University, his Master’s in Education Leadership from the Virginia Commonwealth University, This is his 16th year in education and his third year at Meadowbrook. Before becoming a Dean of Students, Mr. Socha taught Special Education and Social Studies in Henrico and Hanover counties at the middle school and high school levels.  His experiences in education have been wide and diverse: special education teacher; regular education social studies teacher; summer school coordinator; social studies department chair; safety coordinator; and now the Dean of Students at Meadowbrook High School.

Why Statement: I work with students and teachers to help them unlock their hidden potential, remove barriers, and instill a culture of lifelong learning.

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Josh Justus
Assistant Principal

804-743-3675 ext. 6228
Email: [email protected]
Students Last Name: A-Com  (Paired with Counselor – Gregory James)

Departments: Science, MADE, CTE

Mr. Justus is an experienced educator with experience in Health Science and Physical Education, Coaching, Athletic Directing, and Administration. He received his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Education from Radford University and a master’s degree in Leadership of Education from Salem International University.  Raised in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia by a family of educators; he is a very hard-working individual that is driven to help all students become successful in school, college, and the pathway of their choice.  In addition to his primary job functions, Mr. Justus has received the Apple of My Eye award as he was recognized for his extraordinary commitment and dedication to the students.  When he is not busy working to make a brighter future for the students; he enjoys training and showing his Italian Mastiff Cane Corso’s and most importantly spending time with his wife Reese and two beautiful children Kaylee and Jace.  

Why Statement: To provide our youth with the opportunity to dream big and become successful citizens.  To impart life lessons and positively influence their decisions, behaviors, strengths, and weaknesses.

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