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Members

The Isle of Wight County School Board is composed of five members who are elected by county voting district. They are elected to four-year staggered terms in November, with service beginning on January 1 of the year following the election. The chairman and vice chairman are elected annually during the January organizational board meeting.
Mr. Alvin Wilson, Chairman
Hardy District
alwilson@iwcs.k12.va.us
current term expires 12/31/17
alvin wilson
Mr. Alvin Wilson was voted to serve on the school board in January 2015 and elected to complete the unexpired term in November 2015. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Virginia Union University; and both a Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology and a Master of Education (M. Ed.) in Educational Administration and Supervision from Virginia State College (now University). Having served in education for over 40 years, Mr. Wilson is now retired from his tenure in Virginia and North Carolina.  Mr. Wilson is owner and proprietor of Alvin and Son's Barber Shop located in Smithfield, VA and serves on the Board of Trustees at Emmanuel Baptist Church. He also served as past chairman and is a current member of the Isle of Wight County Board of Zoning and Appeals.
Mrs. Vicky Hulick, Vice-Chairman
Newport District
vhulick@iwcs.k12.va.us
current term expires 12/31/19
vicky hulick
Mrs. Victoria Hulick was elected to the board in November of 2015. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Marine Environmental Science from State University of New York Maritime College, and a Master’s of Science in Education with a focus on literacy from Old Dominion University. Mrs. Hulick has also been a teacher of Earth Science and AP Environmental Science as well as a girls lacrosse coach.

Mrs. Hulick is the parent of a child in Isle of Wight County Schools and of two more who will eventually be attending school in the division. She is a member of the P.T.A., her H.O.A., and the Carrollton Civic League.  "We all need to work together, not only to make our schools better, but to make our community better."
Mrs. Kirstin Cook
Smithfield District
kcook@iwcs.k12.va.us
current term expires 12/31/19
kirstin cook
Kirstin Cook was elected to the School Board in November 2015. Mrs. Cook holds a Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University and a Master of Education degree from the University of Richmond. She taught second and fourth grades in Hanover County and worked as an elementary Reading Specialist in Chesterfield County.  She is the parent of two children in Isle of Wight County Schools and has served on PTA boards at Hardy Elementary, Westside Elementary and Smithfield Middle as well as central office advisory committees. She is the past president of the Education Foundation for Isle of Wight Public Schools, a private foundation which raises money to award Educational Grants to teachers.

Mrs. Cook believes that School Board members need to be active in our schools and in our community and that this active involvement, coupled with strong communication among school stakeholders, results in more informed decision making.  She supports educational initiatives that provide students with strong foundations in reading and math and also ones that encourage students to think critically and creatively. Her priority is creating a school district where families choose to educate their children.
Mrs. Julia W. Perkins
Windsor District
jperkins@iwcs.k12.va.us
current term expires 12/31/19
julia perkins
Mrs. Julia W. Perkins was elected to the school board in November 2011.  Mrs. Perkins holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Radford University and a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from UNC-Chapel Hill.  She retired in 2008 as Lead Teacher at Windsor High School where she was previously a science teacher, bus driver, coach, and athletic director.  She is also a former Chair of the Paul D. Camp Community College Board and currently serves as a member of the Isle of Wight County Social Services Board.

Mrs. Perkins’ focus as a board member is based on her “students first” philosophy.  She believes that instruction--teaching and learning, must always be the board’s top priority.  Her priorities are to promote policies and practices that put students first, specifically  those that: 1) target achievement gaps among student sub-groups and promote the achievement of all students,  2) concentrate on maintaining high standards and providing a rigorous curriculum, and 3) focus on hiring, growing, and retaining high quality teachers.
Mrs. Jackie W. Carr
Carrsville District
jcarr@iwcs.k12.va.us
current term expires 12/31/17
jackie carr

Jackie Carr was appointed to the School Board in January 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Christopher Newport University and a Masters Degree in School Administration and Leadership from The George Washington University. Mrs. Carr spent twenty-eight of her thirty-three years in education in Isle of Wight County Schools serving as a classroom teacher, lead teacher, parent liaison, assistant principal at Carrollton Elementary, principal at Carrsville Elementary, and retired in 2014 as Director of Elementary Education.

 

Mrs. Carr is ready to take on yet another role and work diligently to ensure students get the best education in this ever changing world for the tax dollars spent. She is motivated by the fact that she can be a part of a great team in making a positive impact for our students in the incredible community we serve.