Administration

Dr. Thomas A. Whitley - Principal
Dr. Thomas A. Whitley
Principal

Dr. Thomas A. Whitley is a native of Smithfield Virginia and a proud product of Isle of Wight County Public Schools. He earned a B.S. in Health and Physical Education from Delaware State University, a M.S. in Educational Leadership from Old Dominion University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech. Dr. Whitley has 29 years of experience in education and has worked as a teacher, coach, and administrator in the school divisions of Franklin and Suffolk prior to joining Chesapeake in 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Amanda Biittner - Assistant Principal of Instruction
Ms. Amanda Biittner
Assistant Principal of Instruction

Mrs. Biittner earned a B.A. in English from Virginia Tech and a M.Ed. in Administration from The George Washington University. She taught English for 10 years and served in roles such as Cheerleading Coach and Senior Class Sponsor. After leaving the classroom six years ago, she became the 12th grade administrator for WBHS. This will be her third year as Assistant Principal for Instruction. Mrs. Biittner firmly believes in the school motto, “Through honor and success, be a Bruin do your best!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Al Alexander - Assistant Principal
Mr. Al Alexander
Assistant Principal

Mr. Alexander has almost twenty years of experience in mathematics and administration. He holds degrees from Delaware State University and Old Dominion University. He is an avid supporter of public education and a proud member of the Bruin-Nation!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. John Close – Assistant Principal
Mr. John Close
Assistant Principal

Mr. Close is a native of Chesapeake and is proud to be a product of Chesapeake Public Schools. He has worked in public education since 1999, all in Chesapeake Public Schools. As a school administrator, Mr. Close is dedicated to helping students, staff members, and others within the school community to reach their greatest potential. He hopes that his student advocacy and servant leadership are contagious. Mr. Close is currently the Assistant Principal for 12th grade, special education, and student activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. David Grady – Assistant Principal
Mr. David Grady
Assistant Principal

Mr. Grady has been an educator for twenty-five years working strictly in Chesapeake Public Schools including thirteen years as an administrator. As a former English teacher, he recognizes the significance of language acquisition across all content areas. He is currently the 9th grade administrator who supervises the English and fine arts departments as well as afternoon bus dismissal. He is embarking on his 3rd year at WBH.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Alexandria Taylor – Assistant Principal
Ms. Alexandria Taylor
Assistant Principal

Ms. Taylor has a B.A. in Spanish and M.Ed from the University of Virginia. She has been teaching Spanish for Chesapeake Public Schools for a total of 15 years, and has served as World Language Department Chair for 9 of those years! This is her first year at WBHS and is excited to be a part of the Bruin Family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Mark Didawick – Athletic Director
Mr. Mark Didawick
Athletic Director

Mr. Mark Didawick is from Berkeley Springs, W.Va. He earned an Associates Degree in Engineering from Potomac State College, a B.S. in Education from West Virginia University and a masters from Old Dominion University in Sports Administration. Mr. Didawick has 29 years of experience in education working as a teacher, coach, and administrator. He has been the Athletic Director for the last 19 years.