Meet Our Teachers!
Meryl Innerfield is from New York, but has been in Virginia for almost 15 years! She went to school in SUNY Oneonta in upstate New York. This is Ms. Innerfield’s 14th year teaching, and her 11th year teaching first/second grade.
Nikki was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate and master's degree at Duquesne University.
Born and raised in San Antonio, TX Kristen traveled to Virginia to pursue her college endeavors. She received a Bachelor's & Master’s in Special Education at Liberty University. Kristen is licensed in both Elementary Education and Special Education K-12.
Special Education K-5
Jessica Thomas is entering her seventh year as a Special Education teacher for the City of Hampton. She grew up in upstate New York and moved to the Virginia Peninsula in 2004. Jessica attended Old Dominion University where she received her Bachelors of Science in Special Education in 2015. Her first teaching position was at Eaton Middle School in Hampton, providing specially designed instruction to students in grades 6-8. She then transitioned to Kraft Elementary School where she taught students within the self-contained and inclusion special education settings, both virtually and in-person.
Candace was born and raised in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. She later moved to Suffolk, Virginia where she completed highschool at Lakeland. After highschool she went to Aiken Tech in South Carolina on a softball scholarship and completed two years of her degree. She then came back home and finished her teaching degree at Norfolk State University. She has recently received her Master’s in Education at Western Governors University.
After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Biomedical Engineering, Stacey moved to Washington DC to work for the National Academy of Science. During this time she completed a Master of Forensic Science (Crime Scene) at George Washington University. Stacey began working as a Crime Scene Investigator for a local jurisdiction. She returned to school at Old Dominion University and completed her teaching license for PreK-6th grade. She taught 4th and 5th grades in Newport News Public Schools for 4 years and 4th grade in York County School Division for 3 years. Stacey recently took a job teaching for Hampton City Schools as a FLEx teacher for 5th grade.