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Assistant Principals

Sharné Francis

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Grade 9


As the freshman Assistant Principal, my goal is to encourage a safe community of high expectation, respect, academic achievement, and self-control while working together with all stakeholders to foster effective long-lasting relationships. My vision for the freshman class is to continue fostering a community where all students excel academically, mentally, and physically possessing a life ready mindset with career pathways outlined and explored prior to high school graduation. Please don’t hesitate to step in to my office to say hello or introduce yourself. Again, I am thankful and ready to incorporate my experiences and knowledge of what I have learned into action with you.

This will be our best year yet!

Derrick Johnson

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Grade 10


Mr. Derrick T. Johnson has had a long history of providing outstanding leadership for students and schools. He began his career in education in Petersburg, VA as an exceptional education teacher. Mr Johnson has also worked as a residential and in-home counselor on a part-time basis. He has had vast leadership roles as Homebound Instruction Coordinator, Program Specialist for Exceptional Education Dept. and Director of Alternative Education before starting his first year as Assistant Principal in 2013 in Southampton County. Mr. Derrick T. Johnson is happy to be the newest Assistant Principal of George Wythe High School for the Arts and looks forward to working with the George Wythe community.

Felicia Artis

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Grade 11


Ms. Artis has 20 years of experience in education with 18 of those years being in Richmond Public Schools. Before the role of Assistant Principal, she worked as a middle and high school
math teacher, School Testing Coordinator, Instructional Assessment Analyst, and Math Specialist. She holds Bachelor’s Degrees in both Computer Science and Mathematics from Saint Paul’s College; a Master’s degree in Mathematics with a Math Specialist Endorsement from Virginia State University; and received her Educational Leadership credentials from the University of Richmond. Ms. Artis wholeheartedly believes that ALL students can learn at high levels, and aims to ensure that children will continue to receive a quality education in a safe and nurturing environment every day.

Donovan Tucker

Donovan Tucker, Assistant Principal

Grade 12


Mr. Tucker began his educational career teaching a mathematics and exceptional education teacher at the middle school level. He transitioned to serving as assistant principal of George Wythe High School during the 2019-2020 school year and has made great strides in ensuring that all students are well supported and served with all he does.