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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 July organizational board meeting.

 

Mr. Kent Hildebrand, Chairman
Newport District

khildebrand@iwcs.k12.va.us

current term expires 12/31/15

 

Mr. Kent Hildebrand, Isle of Wight County School Board Member for Newport District

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Hildebrand was elected to the school board in November 2011. After graduating from United Township High School in East Moline, Illinois, he served nine years in the United States Navy. He also worked 17 years in support of the Royal Saudi Navy and their weapons overhaul program. For the last 14 years, Mr. Hildebrand has been the property manager at Red Oaks Mobile Community in Smithfield. During this time he started Titan, a mobile home parts supplier which is currently operated by his daughter.

Mr. Hildebrand looks forward to working with his fellow board members and school division administration in developing a budget that will provide the best classroom environment for the students in these tough economic times. He also considers promoting volunteerism in support of school sport programs among his top priorities.

 

Mrs. Denise Tynes, Vice-Chair

Smithfield District

dtynes@iwcs.k12.va.us

current term expires 12/31/15

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Mrs. Denise Tynes was elected to the school board in November 2011. A graduate of Smithfield High School, she earned her Bachelor's Degree from Norfolk State University and her Master's Degree from Hampton University. Mrs. Tynes is also a member of the Smithfield Town Council and has served on numerous community boards and steering committees, including the Western Tidewater Community Service Board and Virginia Municipal League Legislative Committee.

As a former special education educator in Isle of Wight County, Mrs. Tynes is motivated to ensure all students have the best education possible. She believes a high school diploma is just the first phase in becoming a positive force in society. "Whether our students move forward to obtain a college degree, enter the workforce, enlist in the armed forces, or start a family; we need to instill in them how important it is to use their minds to obtain positive results," she stated.  "It is my desire that parents and educators will join hand in hand and stand side by side in unison when students look at us."

 

Mr. Robert Eley

Carrsville District

reley@iwcs.k12.va.us

current term expires 12/31/17

Mr. Robert Eley, Chairman of the Isle of Wight County School Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Robert Eley was relected to the school board in November 2013. Mr. Eley is a lifelong resident of Isle of Wight County, a Windsor High School graduate, and former president of the Windsor Youth Foundation.  He lists the economic future of the schools and the quality of education provided to students as his priorities.

   

Julia Perkins

Windsor District

jperkins@iwcs.k12.va.us

current term expires 12/31/15

 

Ms. Julia Perkins, Vice Chair of the Isle of Wight County School Board

Mrs. Julia 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.

  

Alvin Wilson

Hardy District

alwilson@iwcs.k12.va.us

current term expires 12/31/15

 

Alvin Wilson - Hardy District

Mr. Alvin Wilson was voted to serve on the school board in January 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 propieter 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.

As an Isle of Wight County native and graduate of Isle of Wight County Schools, Mr. Wilson understands how the success of the public school system impacts the surrounding community. With 45-years of business experience in addition to his educational experience, he recognizes that schools require the support of the business community as well as active involvement from parents and fellow citizens. He firmly believes in the value of education for all students and desires to see the continuation of excellence within this school division.