Damean Barfield  
Essex High School 
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Dear Parents/Guardians:


Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at Essex High School.  The administrative team and many teachers and staff have been diligently working this summer, to prepare for our Essex Trojans.  We are hoping this newsletter will provide you with the information that you need during this busy but exciting time.  We have done the following:


  1. Updated our Essex High School Website- we have provided additional links which will provide you with lots of information.  You will be able to access our School Quality Profile through the Parent/Student tab on the Essex High School website and through the Virginia Department of Education website.
  2. Welcomed five new members to our learning community: Mrs. Davis,

    Librarian/Media Specialist; Mr. Nat Leakey, Math; Ms. Lori Giberson, English; Ms. Jewel van den Ende, English, and Ms. Kelly Pearson, Registered Nurse.

  3. Principal’s Teas- I will be conducting these chat sessions throughout the year, and all of them are listed in the newsletter.  Each Principal’s Tea will give you an opportunity to enjoy a cup of tea, ask me questions, and learn more about EHS.  Each session will be focused on a certain topic.
  4. A deliberate focus on cultivating a school culture that strongly promotes teaching and learning...this is what we do best!

I look forward to meeting you and our students.


Educationally yours,



Damean Barfield



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