Academic Teams

Teachers with various sports equipmentChickahominy Middle School employs the philosophy of academic teams to establish a sense of community within the larger school setting and provide the best possible middle school experience for all our students. Teams are comprised of four academic core teachers and approximately 110 students per grade level. Teams help with building character and meeting each student’s academic needs. The community feeling of each team allows students to develop a sense of belonging and helps them make a smooth transition into CMS. Teachers within each team meet together every other day to discuss student progress, plan collaboratively, and celebrate student successes. They meet weekly with grade-level counselors and their respective senior teacher.

6th Grade Teams

  • Fantastic Four: Jennifer Post, Tracey Call, Lara Gohrband, Jan Foltz
  • X-Men: Glen Klesat, Sandy Johnson, Cheryl Clarke, Ric Hertless
  • Batman & Family: Kate Poprik, Shannon Floyd, Angie Smith, Kim Hinebaugh
  • Teen Titans: Karen Krevonick, Catherine Ciucci, Zac Wilson, Angela Woods, Tiffany Vietinghoff, Kim Harrell

7th Grade Teams

  • Legends of Tomorrow: Melissa Cosgrove, Katelyn Hazel, Rose Payne, Brian Hall
  • Defenders: Melanie Savage, Sally Logan, Ashley Kelly, James Edwards
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Tina Kain, Beth Steele, Abigail Kane, Teresa Dalton
  • Justice League: Laura Trice, Renee Sandridge, Ashley Kelly, Abigail Kane, Jamie Edwards, Teresa Dalton, Brian Hall

8th Grade Teams  

  • Power Rangers: Jeanette Edwards, Catherine Gibson, Julia Day, Tricia Hertless
  • The Incredibles: Sara Baugh, Jo Hoffmann, Lisa Austin, Dale Witt
  • Captain Planet: Kristina Allen, Grace Thompson , David Weaver, Tracy Barney
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Melissa Ingram, Alison White, Julia Day, David Weaver, Tricia Hertless, Tracy Barney 

Special Education

  • Sixth Grade: Angela Nigrelli, Susie Hinshaw, Kathryn Pegram, Sara Hollenbeck
  • Seventh Grade: Dianna Robison, Ilene Holden, Nancy Jenkins, Micah Eads, Kathryn Pegram, Crystal Owens
  • Eighth Grade: Dianna Robison, Josh Addison, Anna Sheffield, Crystal Owens, Micah Eads
  • Grades 6–8: Donna McCroskey, Jill Bartley, Heather Street, Amy Gregory, Angelique Byrd


  • Brandon Brakstad, Scott Gray, Laurie Hall, Ric Hertless, Cindy Keener, Adam Pence, Christy Presseau


  • Kathleen Cooper, Lisa Harper, Jennifer Inge, Laura Shy, Dawn Stegall

Ag. Tech/ FACS

  • Ron Balderson, Amanda Lauritzen, Phil D’Adamo-Damery, Tamra Faas, Nick Robinson, Dale Witt

Computers and Science

  • Tamra Faas, Stacy Stanford, Kim Hinebaugh, Angela Woods, Angela Smith, Zac Wilson, Phil D’Adamo-Damery

World Languages

  • Gail Clingenpeel, Amy Wiersma, Jeremy Flax, Laurent Body, Lauren Adams, Tobin Foster, Stacy Stanford

Workshop, GT, ESL, Coaches, ITRT

  • ESL: Nicole Shelton
  • GT: Susan Mudd
  • ITRT: Amelia Buchanan
  • Literacy Coach: Holly Barr
  • Math Coach: Jenny Jones
  • Math Workshop: Heather Martin
  • Reading Workshop: Kim Harrell
  • SWS: Julie Sions, Lisa Austin
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