Chimborazo Elementary School

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    Hello Chimborazo families,

    My name is Mr. Peck, and I am currently serving my fifth year as principal at Chimborazo Elementary after serving as assistant principal for 3 years at Mary Williams Elementary in Prince William County. During my tenure as administrator, both schools have provided me with an opportunity to see leadership from multiple lenses and have enabled me to serve students and stakeholders of varying needs. Having worked in schools and school districts that are embedded in economically and culturally diverse communities, I have a greater understanding of the complexities and nuances that can help a school thrive or can inhibit progress. During my time as an administrator, my beliefs and knowledge base has evolved to understand that as an instructional leader, I must be competent and be an individual that others strive to emulate. I must be innovative and ensure that teachers are equipped with the pedagogy and research based strategies to meet the needs of 21st century learners. Given we are now teaching and learning virtually, these skills are even more prevalent than ever before. I am courageous and not afraid to take reasonable risks for the betterment of the students and staff I serve. I value communication and the importance of community involvement. I ensure I listen to the needs of the faculty and staff because teachers are the conduit through which many students are reached. As an effective administrator, I maintain a clear understanding of the people that work for me; develop their strengths, and work to solidify their weaknesses. I am able to make swift decisions when necessary and base them not only on research but on what is best for the holistic needs of our school and stakeholders. I am mindful of the impact I have in preparing students for a world that relies heavily on technology and in equipping students with the tools to be able to implement technology in their lives. Although leadership is vague and often situational, Peter Drucker once wrote that leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, and the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. I am mindful of these attributes in my own leadership journey.

    Prior to becoming an assistant principal, I taught for six years in Chesterfield County Schools, and spent six years in the United States Navy working on one of the world's most sophisticated radar systems. I was honorably discharged from the military in 2004 and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corp Achievement medal. Additionally, I was named my command's Junior Sailor of the Year. I am blessed and thankful to be able to transfer my industrious work ethic and desire to Chimborazo where my breadth of influence directly impacts the students and teachers I work for.

    I have always worked arduously on my goals and ambitions. I am intrinsically motivated and enjoy challenges. I value the ability to influence belief systems and learn from those that do not have the same belief system I embody. In my professional and academic endeavors, I will continue to increase my breadth of knowledge and take advantage of opportunities to expand my leadership skills for the betterment of all of our students, staff, and families at Chimborazo. Author and Naval Academy graduate, Dennis Waitley once wrote, “The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.”  I will continually set the bar high for myself and our students and will work to meet the goals I have set for myself and for our children. We are four houses but one family and collectively we can aspire to amazing thing!

    Respectfully,

    David T. Peck

     

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Announcements

  • New Lit Limo Schedule! Daylight savings time has given us more light in the evenings to hand out books.  Click here for the new schedule.  Come on out and get books!

     a schedule of stops for the lit limo

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  • Kindergarten Website is Live! Click here to check it out!

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  • Welcome Ms. Gross! We have a new Assistant Principal here at Chimborazo. Click here to learn more about her.

    a picture of Ms. Gross

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  • We are constantly sharing the wonderful "happenings" and events at Chimborazo!

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Division Announcements

  • High School Summer School Bus Stops - The 2021 Summer School session for High School students begins Monday, June 28th. Click here to find a bus stop nearest you.

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  • Armstong and Richmond Community Graduation Changes - Please be aware that the Armstrong High School graduation ceremony has been moved up 1 hour tomorrow (June 22) to 8:00am and the Richmond Community graduation has been moved to Wednesday (June 23) at 1:00pm. Click here for more information.

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  • New Summer Meal Distribution - We are excited to share a variety of free meal pick-up options for our families beginning Monday, June 21st through the summer! Click here to find a site nearest you and to see an interactive map of sites!

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  • Student Device Collection - All RPS technology devices, including Chromebooks, hotspots, tablets, and laptops should be returned to schools with the exception of those attending summer school. Click here to learn more. 

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  • New 2021-22 Bell Schedule - The RPS School Board has approved new daily start/end times for students next year, click here to view the new schedule!

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  • RPS Reopening Dashboard - Click here to download the latest update of the RPS Reopening Dashboard.

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  • Family Support Helpline - Questions about reopening? Call the RPS Family Support Helpline at (804) 780-6195 and learn more about other resources available to families.

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  • Support RPS - There are many ways to support RPS and #ServeWithLove! Please consider volunteering, donating, or partnering with us, and for new and existing partners, don't forget to add your organization to our new searchable partnership database!

     
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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - June 22, 2021

    Correction* Another fabulous graduation is in the books – congratulations to the Armstrong HS Class of 2021! Many thanks to Principal Bell and his team for running a beautiful ceremony this morning (before the rain :). We'll be closing things out tomorrow with George Wythe, Franklin Military Academy*, Richmond Community, and Thomas Jefferson. See you there! Tonight's Updates: Lit Limo – Can you believe the Lit Limo connected with over 12,000 RPS students this year? Take note of the schedule below the shout-outs so we can keep everyone reading this summer! VUU Youth Entrepreneurship Summit – RPS 11th and 12th graders, Virginia Union University is holding an entrepreneurship summit on June 24-25 just for you! Check out the flyer below and sign up here.

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  • RPS Direct Update - June 21, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, My apologies for coming to you later than usual tonight – we just wrapped up John Marshall's graduation ceremony at The Diamond! That was our third one of the day: this morning was Huguenot HS and this afternoon was Open HS. All three were all absolutely fantastic (see below for some pix of our valedictorians). Big shout out to Principal Gilstrap, Principal Carleton, Principal Murray, and our Chief Schools Officer, Harry Hughes, for planning and executing beautiful ceremonies! And, of course, congratulations to our amazing, pandemic-defying graduates.

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