• Dr. Patrick C. Kinlaw was appointed superintendent of Henrico County Public Schools on January 10, 2014, but he is no stranger to the school division, having served in HCPS leadership since 1997.

    Dr. Kinlaw began his career in HCPS as the director of staff development. In 2004 he became the assistant superintendent for administrative services, and in 2010 he was named deputy superintendent. Over time, he accumulated a variety of additional responsibilities including policy, elementary education, leadership development and special projects.

    As superintendent, Dr. Kinlaw oversees the Division Leadership Team, or “DLT,” which is comprised of the departments of Instruction, Instructional Support, Finance and Administration, Operations, Human Resources and Communications and Public Relations.

    Kinlaw holds three degrees including a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Virginia, a master’s in education administration from East Carolina University, and a bachelor’s in education from East Carolina University.

    Prior to joining HCPS, Dr. Kinlaw spent 12 years with Wake County Public Schools in North Carolina. He also spent time early in his career at Longwood University and East Carolina University.

  • Dr. Beth Teigen joined the Division Leadership Team in April of 2016.  Prior to joining Henrico County Public Schools, Dr. Teigen worked for Chesterfield County Public Schools for 17 years.

    Dr. Teigen began teaching mathematics at Lloyd C. Bird High School in 1999. Over the years, she developed the curriculum for several of the math and engineering courses within the Governor’s Academy of Engineering Studies.  After six years of teaching various math and engineering courses, Dr. Teigen transitioned into administration, serving as assistant principal at both Lloyd C. Bird and Cosby high schools in Chesterfield.

    Dr. Teigen later returned to Lloyd C. Bird High School as the principal. She served in this capacity for four years before transitioning to executive director of school administration in 2011. In this position she supervised elementary, middle and high school education; career and technical education; pupil placement and student discipline; safety and security; student support services (pre-kindergarten, Title I, ESL, response to intervention, school counseling, school psychology and school social work); and school nurses.

    Dr. Teigen has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry with a minor in mathematics from James Madison University, and she has a master’s degree in administration and supervision from the University of Virginia.  In 2009 she completed her Doctor of Philosophy degree in educational leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University.

  • Nyah Hamlett joined the Division Leadership Team in July of 2014 after serving for two years as the director of exceptional education and another four years as an exceptional education coordinator then specialist. Nyah has served as a special education teacher at both the middle and high school level in Virginia Beach City Public Schools, where she began her teaching career. She has also worked as a Title I reading specialist and coach at Henrico Schools’ Lakeside Elementary School. Nyah has a bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology and audiology; dual master’s degrees in reading and administration and supervision; and a post master’s professional teaching license with endorsements in learning disabilities, K-12 reading specialist and administration and supervision. She is currently a doctoral candidate at The College of William and Mary. As the assistant superintendent for instructional support, Nyah supervises and supports exceptional education (special education and gifted education), which includes response to intervention to numerous Henrico Schools offices and departments: ESL and World Languages, School Improvement and Professional Development, Foundational Learning and Family Engagement (Pre-School, Title I, and Family Engagement), Student Support and Disciplinary Review, School Counseling, School Social Work, and School Psychology. Nyah is married with three children and lives in Henrico County.

  • Al Ciarochi has served Henrico County Public Schools for more than 25 years. He joined the Division Leadership Team in 2013 following a diverse career serving as a teacher and administrator. He presently leads the HCPS Division of Operations which includes new school construction, land acquisition, facility maintenance, operational technology, pupil transportation and school safety/emergency management. Earlier in his career, he served as a technology education teacher at Hermitage High School, assistant principal at Hermitage High School, principal at Short Pump Middle School, principal at Highland Springs High School, and director of construction and maintenance.

    Al was raised in Henrico County and is a 1988 graduate of Highland Springs High School. He obtained his undergraduate degree in secondary education from Old Dominion University and graduate degree in educational leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University.

  • Chris Sorensen joined the Division Leadership Team in September 2017. Prior to joining Henrico County Public Schools, Chris worked in financial management leadership positions in local school divisions, as well as local and state government. 

    In his role as the assistant superintendent for finance and administration, Chris provides direction for the division’s budget, finance, payroll, general services and policy offices. 

    Chris is a graduate of Highland Springs High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in urban studies and planning, and a Master of Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

  • Dr. Donna Eagle joined the Division Leadership Team in July of 2017. Prior to joining Henrico County Public Schools, Dr. Eagle served as the director of human resources for Winchester Public Schools for 7 years. Dr. Eagle’s 30-year career in human resources includes senior level positions in both public schools and private industry. 

    As the chief human resources officer, Dr. Eagle provides leadership and supervision to the Department of Human Resources overseeing the delivery of innovative and service-oriented human resources functions including recruitment and selection; employee on-boarding; benefits; total compensation; workforce planning and leadership development; human resources information systems and business processes associated with collection, processing and maintenance of human resources metrics and data; with a special emphasis on employee relations and engagement.

    She also provides leadership to the HCPS School Health Services Department, which supports the health and well-being of every student though delivery of quality healthcare; maintenance of student health records, and training for staff and students.

    Dr. Eagle holds three degrees including a doctorate in educational leadership from Virginia Tech, a master’s in human resources management and development from National-Louis University, and a bachelor’s in vocational education from James Madison University.

  • Andy Jenks joined the Division Leadership Team of HCPS in 2012 following a 12-year career as a television news anchor and reporter. He spent nearly six years with NBC12 in Richmond following seven years with television stations in Utica, N.Y. and Syracuse, N.Y. He now directs the Communications and Public Relations department which includes serving as the chief spokesperson for Henrico County Public Schools. Other duties include overseeing our media services, television services, special event planning, and the school division’s numerous forms of internal and external communications.

    Andy was raised in upstate New York. He’s a 2001 graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications with a major in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science. Andy and his wife live in Henrico County. Their three children are expected to be part of the graduating classes of 2028, 2029 and 2031.

Division Leadership Team