Greetings Swift Creek Community!
It is with pleasure that I introduce myself to you as the new principal of Swift Creek Elementary School and thank you for the warm welcome that I have received. I come to Chesterfield County from Virginia Beach, where I was born and raised by parents who were both public school teachers. Throughout my 27 year career, I have spent time as an elementary classroom teacher, assistant principal, and most recently as an elementary principal for the last 17 years in Virginia Beach City Public Schools.
I am honored to have the opportunity to serve this community, its families, and students. Along with the teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success that is Swift Creek by building strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners.
I encourage you to become an active part of our school. A strong school and community partnership will help to ensure the continued success of our students. My door is always open – feel free to stop by and introduce yourself, if we have not already met. You can also contact me by email or phone.
Ben Gillikin, Principal, and Renee Shimko-Daye, Assistant Principal, are pleased to welcome you to Swift Creek Elementary. Together we are committed to provide a safe, fun and enriching environment for your child. Please feel free to contact us anytime by calling our school office or by email.
School Office: (804) 739-6305
Email: Ben Gillikin: firstname.lastname@example.org