Meet our Administration

Mrs. Ferebee

Michelle Ferebee, Principal                          

Mrs. Ferebee joined the G.W. Carver family in July of 2014.  She has been in education in Chesapeake, Virginia for over 23 years as a 6th grade teacher, Instructional Specialist, Instructional Coach, Administrative Assistant, High School Assistant Principal and now as Principal. While at Carver, one of her favorite things has been reuniting with her former students and connecting with their lineage.

Mrs. Ferebee says that she has been blessed to have worked with children in almost every educational zone in the Chesapeake Public School System and at every level (primary, elementary, intermediate, middle, and high) as a reading teacher assistant, student teacher, elementary teacher, middle school teacher, specialist, coach, or administrator.  She would trade nothing for her journey or the love, laughter, and lessons she has experienced along the way.



Mrs. Russell

Leslie Russell, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Russell joined George Washington Carver during the summer of 2013. She has been in education for nearly 20 years. She started her career in Hampton City Schools and after 3 years, she joined the Chesapeake family. Mrs. Russell served as a reading specialist for several years and now serves as our assistant principal.    



We are so excited to make it a great year!


The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Meet our Administrative Team