Mrs. Hinrichs, a graduate of Courtland High School in Spotsylvania, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Psychology at The College of William and Mary and her Masters in Education in Administration and Supervision at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is currently pursuing her Education Specialist degree with The University of the Cumberlands. She taught English at Courtland HS, Salem Church MS in Chesterfield, and at the Commonwealth Governors School before transitioning into Administration. Mrs. Hinrichs was an administrative intern at Chancellor HS, and has served as an assistant principal in King George and Spotsylvania before joining Fredericksburg City Public Schools in March 2020 as an assistant principal. During her teaching career, Mrs. Hinrichs was named “Teacher of the Year” at Courtland HS. She volunteers as sponsor of IAAM (Inspired African-American Males) and as scholarship coordinator for Teen Enrichment Network.
My name is Keesha M. Keels and I am one of the Assistant Principals at Walker-Grant Middle School. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Claflin College in Orangeburg, South Carolina and my Masters of Arts in Teaching with a focus in Curriculum and Instruction from St. Mary’s College in Leavenworth, Kansas. I also earned my Post Masters in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to becoming an administrator, I was a classroom teacher for 18 years with 15 of those years in Fredericksburg City Public Schools. In my spare time, I love to travel, bake and spend time with my two children.
I believe that children are a gift and possess diverse talents and capabilities. I strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment where each scholar can have the opportunity to experience success and progress. It is my goal to help encourage scholars to look beyond the walls of Walker-Grant Middle School and view the world around them as a place of learning and discovery. I consider it a privilege to be a part of the Walker-Grant Middle School Tiger Family.
Greetings Tiger Family!!!
I am Steve Ventura, one of your two Assistant Principals here at W-GMS. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the students and families of W-GMS. W-GMS is very special to me and has been my home away from home for the last eight years. I have an undergraduate degree in Secondary Social Studies Education from Kent State University, and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Mary Washington. Throughout my eleven years in education I have deeply enjoyed working closely with students helping them to reach their potential to become the very best version of themselves. My beautiful wife and I have a young son named Levi and a bulldog named Willie. As we embark upon the 2020-2021 school year I look forward to continuing to foster positive relationships with the staff, students, and families of W-GMS. Goooo Tigers!