TAMESHIA V. GRIMES, PH.D
DIRECTOR OF EQUITY AND STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (VA)
Tameshia V. Grimes, Ph.D., is the Director of Equity and Student Support Services for Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) in Chesterfield, Virginia. She received her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010. Dr. Grimes worked in the business sector prior to beginning her educational career in CCPS, where she taught 7th grade language arts, coached cheer and track, and served as both an assistant principal and principal at the middle school level.
Dr. Grimes has served as the Region I Director for the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals (VASSP), and she continues to be an active member of the association, serving as the Awards Committee chairperson responsible for leading the selection process for the Secondary Assistant Principal of the Year, Middle School Principal of the Year, and High School Principal of the Year recognitions.
As Director of Equity and Student Support Services, Dr. Grimes currently supervises CCPS leaders in the areas of school counseling, school psychology, school social work, student health, Title III, Early Childhood Special Education, Head Start, Virginia Preschool Initiative and the Virginia Preschool Initiative Expansion, and alternative education. She also serves as CCPS’s Equity Coordinator and leads the school division’s equity committee, which is comprised of a variety of stakeholders, including community leaders, university professors, teachers, parents, and district-level leaders.