Phone: 757-628-2466, ext 3000

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Mrs. Tracey K. Flemings, Principal

Mrs. Flemings has over 24 years of experience in public and private education. She began her teaching career at Ruffner in 1997 after completing her Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Temple University. She holds a Bachelor's degree from The University of Virginia and an Education Specialist degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Mrs. Flemings has served as a teacher, department chair, instructional specialist, assistant principal and principal in Norfolk Public Schools. Mrs. Flemings took a pause from public education for ten years. During that time, she served as an educational consultant working in schools internationally and across the nation, coaching teachers and administrators. Mrs. Flemings spent the last six years as the Director of Education at a private residential mental health treatment facility for young adolescents where she collaborated with teachers, clinicians, and mental health technicians, to build a comprehensive school program that was awarded Cognia accreditation, which recognizes school programs that exemplify excellence in education and service to learners. She recently returned to public education and is now the very proud principal of Ruffner Academy Middle School.  

Phone: 757-628-2466, ext 3001

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Mrs. Kathleen Fullerton Wright, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Wright began her career with Norfolk Public Schools in 2005 as a health and physical education teacher.  She taught health and physical education on both the middle school and high school levels and has also served in the roles of athletic director and school testing coordinator.  Mrs. Wright received her undergraduate degree from Longwood University in physical education, a master’s degree in education from Old Dominion University, and a post-master certificate in educational leadership from George Washington University. 

 

 

 

 

Phone: (757) 628-2466 ext. 3010

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Dr. Lakeisha Williams

My name is Dr. Lakeisha Williams and I am the elementary Assistant Principal for Compass Academy @ Ruffner.  I have been in education for over a decade.  It brings me joy to continue giving back to my community. I am delighted to work with our teachers, staff, community stakeholders, parents, and scholars. I am a firm believer in developing the whole person, academically, socially, and meeting the needs of all people. I look forward to an exciting and fulfilling school year. GO Bulldogs!!! 
 
In the service of children and educators!

Phone: 757-628-2466, ext. 3211

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Ms. Tameika Sawyer, 6th Grade Dean of Students

Phone: (757) 628-2466 ext. 3315

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Mrs. Ashleigh Goodman-Jackson, 7th Grade Dean of Students

Phone: 757-628-2466, ext. 3412

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Mr. Randal Pearson, 8th Grade Dean of Students

Mr. Pearson is originally from Hampton, Virginia and is a product of the Hampton City Schools. He attended Hampton High School and graduated in 1987. Mr. Pearson then went on to Virginia Union University and graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Mr. Pearson has 16 years of teaching experience along with 9 years of school administrative experience. Mr. Pearson has Master's degrees from Norfolk State University (Urban Education) and Grand Canyon University (Psychology). Mr. Pearson is currently working on his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at Capella University.

Mr. Pearson loves working with today’s youth and is a firm believer that every child can make a positive contribution to society. He believes that life is the best teacher and success comes through hard work and dedication. Mr. Pearson is also a proud member of the Greatest Fraternity in the world, The Men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.