Two administrators posing on stage with masks on.

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

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:

Renee Shimko-Daye