Assistant Principal's Message

  • Dear VACDES Students and Families,

    It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year!  At Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School (VACDES), we are committed to being “an inclusive community that empowers all students to thrive” (WPS Vision statement).

    Each day at VACDES presents new experiences and opportunities for students and staff to learn and grow as safe, kind, and responsible members of our community. Our staff members are dedicated to helping our children notice the world around them; feel connected to people and places, both near and far; and take action when they see there is need. We are devoted to developing within each of our students the skills and dispositions of an empowered learner.

    As the Assistant Principal of VACDES, my greatest hope is for your child to feel loved and appreciated each and every day they come to school. I will do my very best to make this so.

    Thank you for the privilege of knowing and educating your child. We take the trust you place in us very seriously and will do our very best to honor that trust. I invite you to contact me at any time with questions or concerns you have regarding your child’s experience at VACDES. My door is always open.

    With Warmest Regards,

    Ms. Wendy Perkins
    Assistant Principal
    Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School

Education & Experience

    • B.S. Biology, Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
    • M.S. Biology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
    • M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
    • Certificate, Administration & Supervision PK-12, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia