Reappointed School Board member Dr. Kirk T. Houston, Sr., and newly appointed Board members Dr. Brad N. Robinson and Dr. Warren A. Stewart were sworn in on Tuesday, July 12. The Honorable Michelle Atkins, Chief Judge of the Norfolk Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, presided over the brief ceremony in the School Board meeting room at the Central Administration Building.
Dr. Houston was first appointed to the Board by the City Council in 2009, and served as Chairman of the Board for 2010-11. He is the founder and senior pastor of the Gethsemane Community Fellowship Baptist Church in Norfolk.
Dr. Robinson is the owner and clinic director of Wards Corner Chiropractic in Norfolk. He also is the official team chiropractor for the Norfolk Admirals AHL Hockey Team.
Dr. Stewart is President and Coordinator of Advocacy for Virginia AARP, and is a former Superintendent for Goochland County Public Schools.
Incumbent School Board member Dr. Stephen W. Tonelson, who joined the Board in 2006, also was reappointed, and will be sworn in at a different time. He is a Professor of Early Childhood and Special Education at Old Dominion University, and a graduate of Maury High School.
The Board is scheduled to hold its organizational session, including election of Chair and Vice Chair, during its regular monthly meeting on July 20.