Grimes named FCPS Alumnus of the Month

Published 3:59 pm Tuesday, June 8, 2021

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Dr. Tameshia V. Grimes has been named the Franklin City Public Schools Alumnus of the Month, according to a division news release.

Tameshia V. Grimes

Grimes was hired as the superintendent of Nottoway County Public Schools in July 2019, and she currently serves on the African American Superintendent’s Advisory Council and the Culturally Relevant and Inclusive Education Practices Advisory Committee, both of which are tasked with providing recommendations to the superintendent of public instruction, the Virginia Board of Education, state legislators and/or Gov. Ralph S. Northam.

Grimes worked in the business sector prior to beginning her 21-year educational career in Chesterfield County Public Schools in Chesterfield, where she taught seventh-graders language arts, coached cheer and track, served as an assistant principal and principal at the middle school level and was a district-level administrator as assistant director of student support services and director of equity and student support services. 

The division-level leadership roles included supervisory responsibility for the areas of alternative education programs, communities in school, early childhood special education, intervention services (restorative practices, social emotional learning, trauma informed care and Virginia Tiered Systems of Support/PBIS), school counseling, school psychology, school social work, student health, Title I, Title III and the prekindergarten programs under Head Start, Virginia Preschool Initiative and the Virginia Preschool Initiative Expansion. She also served as CCPS’s equity coordinator, leading the school division’s equity committee.

Grimes has served as the Region I director for the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals (VASSP) and 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. She continues to be an active member of the association, serving in whatever capacity is asked of her.

Grimes holds four degrees, including a bachelor’s, a master’s, an education specialist (Ed.S.) degree, and a Ph.D. in educational leadership, which she earned from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010. She is a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and is an active member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Ashland, where she sings two Sundays a month and is a member of the leadership team for an outreach grant in partnership with another local church. 

Grimes is married with two children — a son who is in college and a daughter who is in her junior year of high school.