Marcus Petty, Principal
Mr. Marcus L. Petty Sr. received his Bachelor of Science and his Master of Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. He began his teaching career in 2011 in Chesterfield Public School s, where he taught Heath & Physical Education and served as the Department Chair. During his time in Chesterfield, he served as Coordinator of the Success Initiative for high school students and as an Administrator of the 21-Century Program. In addition, he was voted 2014 Teacher of the Year due to his revitalization of two programs and his dedication to students. He served as Assistant Principal and currently, is the Principal of Charles City High School. One of his many plans for the high school is to continue to bring in corporate partners such as Rolls Royce in order to offer CCHS students’ exposure, additional training, and career opportunities after graduation.
Ms. Lakisha Banister, Assistant Principal
Lakishia Banister, the new district Assistant Prinicpal of Charles City Public Schools, has served students for nine years so far. She has been an elementary ESL instructor and English Teacher. Ms. Banister enjoys working with students to motivate them, encourage them, and to increase their desire to learn.
Ms. Banister received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Salisbury University, Master of Arts in Teaching from University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and another Master of Arts in Administration and Supervision. She is a dedicated life-long learner.
Not only is Ms. Banister an educator, but she is also a published author, with a novel titled The Secrets They Kept. Lakishia enjoys reading, writing, and doing fun activities with her family when she is away from work.