Reginald V. Davenport, Ed.S.
Mr. Davenport is excited and honored to begin his fifth year as Principal of Glen Allen High School. Prior to becoming principal, Mr. Davenport first served here as associate principal when the building opened in 2010. He began his administrative tenure as an assistant principal at J. R. Tucker High School from 2002 to 2010.
A native of Emporia (Greensville County), VA, he is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, earning a B.S. degree in Physics and a M.T. degree in Secondary Education. He also earned an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Administration & Supervision from the University of Virginia.
Mr. Davenport taught physics & electronics at The Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government & International Studies, as well as at John Randolph Tucker High School from 1994 to 2002. While at J. R. Tucker High School, he also served as Science department chairperson and as an administrative aide.
Mr. Davenport is currently in his 28th year of education, and also enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and as host of many energetic nephews and nieces.
As the instructional leader of Glen Allen High School, he:
- Oversees all school operations
- Develops and implements the School Quality Plan and Annual Operating Plan
- Administers and plans the school budget
- Supervises and collaborates with the administrative team
- Serves as Title IX and OCR Coordinator
- Coordinates school activities with the Director of Student Activities
- Serves as the administrative liaison to the GAHS PTSA
Why Statement: I am committed to helping students achieve their goals through educational opportunities and by inspiring them to be their best selves. I believe teachers should teach so that students embrace their mistakes and are not afraid to be wrong.
Matthew R. Baedke
Students Last Name: “Em – La”
(Paired with Counselors – Mrs. Martella & Ms. DeMary)
Departments Supervised: Mathematics, Health & Physical Education, School Counseling, Custodial & Maintenance Services
Mr. Baedke is entering into his fifth year as the Associate Principal of Glen Allen High School and his 21st year in education.
Mr. Baedke is a proud Henrico County product, as he attended Longan Elementary School, Brookland Middle School, and J. R. Tucker High School. Mr. Baedke next attended James Madison University, where he received his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Health and Physical Education and Teacher Education.
After college, Mr. Baedke returned home to Henrico and began a 12-year Health and PE teaching career at Longdale Elementary School, and then Short Pump, Brookland, and Hungary Creek Middle Schools. Next, he earned his graduate degree in Leadership and Supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University, which led to a four-year assignment as an Assistant Principal at his alma mater, J. R. Tucker High School.
Mr. Baedke is married, has three school-aged children, and a dog. He loves spending time with his family and continues to share his love of sports with the community through coaching various sports at the youth level.
Why Statement: I am an educator because I want to make a positive difference in the lives of students.
Barbara Parrella Bonner
Students Last Name: “A – El”
(Paired with Counselors – Ms. Bolding & Mrs. Martella)
Departments Supervised: Science, World Languages/ESL, Fine Arts
Ms. Bonner has been an Assistant Principal at Glen Allen High School for 5 years, but has been a staff member there since it opened in 2010. She was a French and Spanish teacher, as well as Department Leader of the World Languages Department, and an Administrative Aide. She grew up outside of Washington, D.C. in Arlington, VA. Ms. Bonner is a proud alumna of Longwood University where she earned her undergraduate degree, and VCU for her Master’s of Education.
Ms. Bonner started her career as a Spanish teacher at James River High School in 1996 before moving to Henrico County Public Schools in 1999. She taught French and Spanish at Quioccasin Middle School and at Godwin High School before coming to Glen Allen High. During her career, she has also served as both class and club sponsor, softball coach, department leader, and administrative aide.
She lives in Glen Allen with her 2 sons, Sean (19) and Ryan (16), and her beloved golden retriever Brady.
Why Statement: Every student deserves to feel accepted and to discover his/her purpose. Students deserve to reach their potential and find success, and to surround themselves with people who lift them up and help them grow. They need to have people in their corner who support them, see and understand their heart and soul, and help them to become better humans. The world is at their feet, and as educators it is our responsibility to prepare them for their future and make sure that they will have choices in life.
Adrienne L. Harris, Ed.S.
Students Last Name: “Le – Re”
(Paired with Counselors– Ms. DeMary & Mr. Kirby-Johnson)
Departments Supervised: Social Studies, Career & Technical Education (CTE), Technology, School Library
Mrs. Harris is excited to continue her educational leadership career at Glen Allen High School as the newest assistant principal. Prior to coming to GAHS, Mrs. Harris served as an assistant principal at her alma mater, Petersburg High School in Petersburg, Virginia. She taught high school and post secondary English classes for 18 years in Richmond City, Chesterfield County, and at Bryant and Stratton College, University of Phoenix, John Tyler Community College, and Virginia State University.
Mrs. Harris received a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Secondary Education from Virginia State University, a Master of Arts in English from National University in La Jolla, California, a Master of Science in Educational Administration from National University, an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University, and is now finishing her Doctor of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University.
In her personal life, Mrs. Harris is married to her college sweetheart and has three sons: Michael, Ryen, and Aiden. When she isn’t busy traveling with her family for sports, she enjoys good food, music and reality television.
Why Statement: I once read a statement from James Baldwin that forever changed how I see what I do and what I represent … “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” Therefore, I resolve to be the change that I want to see in this world. This is my why.
Leah D. Wiedenhoft
Students Last Name: “Ri – Z”
(Paired with Counselors – Mr. Kirby-Johnson & Mrs. Allen)
Departments Supervised: English/Language Arts, Exceptional Education
Mrs. Wiedenhoft is looking forward to her third year as an Assistant Principal at Glen Allen High School. She is entering her 15th year in education. While she misses teaching English, she loves working with so many teachers to develop their educational practices.
In third grade, Mrs. Wiedenhoft knew she wanted to be a teacher. She attended college at Bowling Green State University (in Ohio) as an Education major. Upon graduation, she moved to Houston, Texas and taught 10th grade English for 5 years. In those years, she was mentored and pushed to be both an inspirational teacher and leader.
In 2012, Mrs. Wiedenhoft moved to Richmond, Virginia and began teaching at Fairfield Middle School. At FMS, Mrs. Wiedenhoft served as a department chair, IB Coordinator, and Administrative Aide. Her experiences at FMS proved to be valuable in both her personal and professional development.
Mrs. Wiedenhoft became an Assistant Principal in 2019. She LOVES being in a high school and engaging with students, staff, and families. Football games, college essay preparations, Battle of the Classes, professional learning – she loves all that comes with the GAHS community!
Along with being an educational leader, Mrs. Wiedenhoft is a mom to two wonderful, little human beings, Adrianna and Felicity (FeFe). Her husband, Nate, is the calm that keeps them all together.
Why Statement: I want to be a part of people growing, learning, and succeeding.
Michael M. Jiancristoforo
Director of Student Activities
Departments Supervised: Student Activities & VHSL Athletics
Coach J is excited and honored to begin his fifth year as the Director of Student Activities at Glen Allen High School. Prior to this role, Coach J served as the Physical Education Department Chair at GAHS. Coach J also gained relevant experience for his current role by assisting with athletic events at Henrico, J. R. Tucker, and Glen Allen H.S. during his teaching career from 2002-2015.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Coach J graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Education. He also earned a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction for Health and Physical Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. Coach J taught Health and Physical Education at Quioccasin Middle, The Steward School, Henrico High School, J.R. Tucker High School, and Glen Allen High School. Coach J was certified in and taught the IB MYP PE course while at J.R. Tucker. Coach J is currently in his 18th year in education. In his spare time, Coach J enjoys spending time with family, friends, and coaching his children’s sports.
As the Director of Student Activities at Glen Allen High, Coach J:
- Oversees all activities and events
- Develops and manages athletic budgets
- Supervises and works with athletic coaches
- Coordinates school activities with the admin team, faculty and coaches
- Serves as the administrative liaison to the Jaguar Athletic Association
Why Statement: I am dedicated to helping student athletes achieve their goals through academic and athletic opportunities. I believe all sponsors and coaches should individually inspire and motivate adolescents to reach their highest potential. I view activities and athletics as real-world learning experiences and the lessons learned in the various arenas that GAHS has to offer allow our students to be well-rounded and successful in life.
Rasmiyyah D. Rasheed
Coordinator of Assessment & Remediation (CAR)
Responsibilities: End-of-Course SOL Testing, PSAT, Benchmarks, Remediation
Ms. Rasheed is excited to begin her third year as the Coordinator of Assessment and Remediation at Glen Allen High School. She is entering her 14th year as an educator. Previously, she taught English at Highland Springs High School for 11 years. While at Highland Springs High School, she discovered her love for test administration. She worked as a testing coordinator’s back-up for a few years before coming to Glen Allen High School. Although she misses teaching and building relationships with students, she enjoys supporting students to ensure they meet the testing requirements necessary for graduation.
Ms. Rasheed is a proud native of Petersburg, Virginia. After graduating from Petersburg High School, she attended Virginia State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English. With a love for writing, she dreamed of being a published author. After graduating from VSU, she began working in the financial sector in corporate America for 5 years. While attending the University of Baltimore in pursuit of a master’s degree in Creative Writing, her passion for teaching was reignited, and she moved back to Richmond, Virginia, to complete the required coursework to be an educator. During this time, she enrolled in the Adult Degree program at Mary Baldwin University. In 2015 she earned a master’s degree in Education with a concentration in Leadership from Mary Baldwin University.
Ms. Rasheed is a proud resident of Henrico County’s east end, and she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her greatest joy is watching her nieces and nephews grow up.
Why Statement: Representation matters. I want to give students what my most impactful teachers gave me: hope, belief, and possibilities.
Jamie A. Goldberg
Director of School Counseling
Director and Specialty Center (CFEHD) school counselor
Mrs. Goldberg is excited to start her 6th year as the director of the Glen Allen School Counseling team. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2009 and her Master’s of Education in Counselor Education from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013. Prior to joining Glen Allen, Mrs. Goldberg was an elementary school counselor at Linwood Holton Elementary School in Richmond Public Schools for 3 years.
Mrs. Goldberg is a Richmond native, attending Chesterfield County Public Schools from first grade to graduation. She moved back to the Richmond area after college and loves continuing to explore the city she grew up in. She lives with her wife and two dogs, and they love to find new places to eat around town. Mrs. Goldberg loves to swim, read, cook, and get obsessed with good TV shows.
As the Director of School Counseling, Mrs. Goldberg:
- Develops new counseling programming and curriculum for all grade levels
- Assists students and families with post-secondary education and career planning
- Supervises the School Counseling team to ensure excellent service to our Glen Allen community
- Provides individual support to students
- Serves the Center for Education and Human Development students as their counselor throughout their 4 years
- Plans, delivers, and evaluates all School Counseling programs, services, groups, and initiatives
Why Statement: I am passionate about school counseling because I believe that when students feel successful in any area of life, they can feel confident in themselves to achieve their goals. After a difficult transition to college, I received pivotal help from my advisor. That relationship began my interest in paying it forward and being that connection for others. I am also passionate about making school a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQ+ students and helping them celebrate who they are.
Taren L. Meekins
Innovative Learning Coach (ILC)
Mrs. Meekins has been at Glen Allen High School since its opening in 2010, first as an English teacher and now as the school’s Innovative Learning Coach. She possesses a bachelor’s degree in English with a Secondary Education endorsement and a master’s degree in Public Administration.
As an Innovative Learning Coach, Mrs. Meekins:
- Promotes innovation and the purposeful use of technology to support Life Ready outcomes for all students
- Works collaboratively with teachers and administrators to implement evidence-based instructional practices
- Coaches to enhance personalized, equitable deeper learning experiences
- Supports a secure and robust technology infrastructure to support access, equity, innovation, and purposeful use of technology
Why Statement: I am committed to creating an educational environment where students find purpose and value in themselves and their futures.
Ryan M. Conway
Director of Specialty Center (CFEHD)
Center for Education and Human Development (CFEHD)
Mr. Conway is a passionate educator who is entering his 20th year of teaching. Originally a Finance major, Mr. Conway is a career switcher who graduated from the University of Richmond with a degree in Business/Finance and began his career at Circuit City in the Accounting department. However, after volunteering with Junior Achievement, he realized education was his true calling and proceeded to get a master’s degree in Teaching from VCU, certified in Social Studies. Mr. Conway spent the first 9 years of his career at Short Pump Middle School teaching all three grade levels and made the move to Glen Allen High School in 2010. He became the Director of the Center for Education and Human Development in 2011 and has loved having the chance to build the program through teaching and developing the Center curriculum. Mr. Conway currently teaches World History II to Freshmen in the center and the Diverse Learners course to Seniors. It is a great pleasure of his to be able to “loop” with his students as they enter and then leave high school.
Mr. Conway is married to Kelly (20 years as of August 2021!) and they have three daughters, Catherine, Colleen, and Braeden. He also has a very loyal lab mix dog named George and he enjoys running and golfing in his free time.
Why Statement: I teach because relationships matter. I know that I can help students and guide them through the difficult and confusing time of high school. School is not always about course content, but helping students find their way.